Some people say that patterns are the language of mathematics. They are that important! This game lets you explore geometric patterns which are more complex than patterns like 2, 4, 6, 8, . . .
Remember to create JUST the next step in the pattern. If you're correct, you'll get to enter the one after that.
- What do you notice?
- What is highlighted when you click the screen? That's where you're going to work.
- Look just at the pink blocks that are in the sky (not on the white blocks). Do you see a pattern?
- What might come next?
- Could you create the next step in the pattern in the white blocks and click the yellow button? and the next? and the next?
Some patterns build in a straight line but some are built in different ways.
To solve these, think about what was added to the first shape to create the second shape. Sometimes it helps to think about how you would have to slide the blocks in the first shape to get the second shape. Then try that again to see if you get the third shape. If it doesn't work, try again. You might even want to try doing it with real blocks or squares of paper.
Hint: It looks like three blocks were added to the first one (one above, one _____, and one______), and then three more were added.
A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. G. H. Hardy