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Lesson 3: Creating Increasing Patterns

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


Create and describe increasing patterns.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 8–9

Instructions for Use

Cyber Pattern Player allows students to create their own sound patterns. Encourage students to create increasing patterns using the Cyber Pattern Player on the second screen of the activity. For example, the first row could have 2 squares in a row, the second row could have 4 squares in a row, the third row could have 6 squares in a row.


Click on boxes, leaving spaces in between, to create a sound pattern. Click “Next,” then click on boxes in different rows to create a sound pattern. Try to create increasing patterns.


Big Count allows students to create their own increasing patterns. Students choose to skip count by 1s, 2s, 5s, or 10s.


Click on the number by which you would like to skip count to create an increasing pattern. The skip counting numbers will appear on the screen in order. Try to skip count before the numbers appear. You can click on the pause button if you need more time.