What Comes Next? Running Out of Tens

What do you notice? What do you wonder? What comes next?

1: 1 red hundred piece, 3 yellow tens, and 5 green ones. 2: 1 red hundred piece, 2 yellow tens, and 5 green ones. 3: 1 red hundred piece, 1 yellow ten piece, and 5 green ones.

Show or tell what the next few pictures look like. Describe how you know.


  • How can you make the same pattern using numbers?
  • What will step 10 of this pattern look like? How do you know?


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