After a first look at some patterns, here is our definition of a growing pattern:
A growing pattern MUST:
-shapes/numbers/objects (etc) that keeps adding/multiplying
– increase (by one or more each time)
– repeats but adds (keep the old stuff; add some new stuff)
– must make sense (a clear rule)
– repeats itself at least twice
Next math class we will work on applying this definition critically to some patterns in order to determine if they are in fact growing patterns.