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Lesson 2: Creating Patterns for a Pattern Rule

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about pattern rules. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Create and compare patterns that have the same rule.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 6–7

Instructions for Use

Meet Paul Pattern has students compare a pattern to other patterns and identify which of the patterns follows the same rule. This activity reviews repeating patterns from Grade 2, but it will help students to think about representing patterns in different ways.


Look at the pattern at the top of the screen. Click the pattern below that shows the same pattern in a different way.


How Does My Pattern Grow? allows students to continue increasing shape patterns.


Move the shapes at the bottom of the screen and place them in the correct spot on the last flower to continue the pattern. Write the number pattern that each shape pattern represents on a piece of paper. Describe how the pattern grows to a partner.