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What Comes Next? Ruler Rectangles

4 rulers measuring rectangles. 1st, a green rectangle starts at 1-fourth and ends at 3-fourths. Next, an orange rectangle from 1-half to 1 & 3-fourths. Then, a blue rectangle from 3-fourths to 2 & 3-fourths. Next, a green rectangle from 1 to 3 & 3-fourths.

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

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

Challenge

How many more steps in the sequence would it take for the rectangle to be at least 6 inches? How do you know?

How many more steps in the sequence would it take for the rectangle to be at least 12 inches? How do you know?

Follow-up

Create your own pattern and share it with someone else. Ask them what comes next!