Playing with patterns

I have been enjoying summer communities in math learning. Howie Hua has been hosting a wonderful group on Wednesdays, and last week Shelby Strong with Stronger Math shared Fawn Nguyen’s Visual Patterns resource and I had to play with creating some randomly generated patterns (below). These patterns can be used for all ages and can be an impetus for wonderful dialogue and thinking among learners. This is just a program’s draft and can become more if there is a need. I am always open to requests and suggestions to generate resources for the math learning community. This will get updated with new patterns in the future. Here is a link to a full page view.

Example questions: What is the next case for the pattern? Can you write an expression? Is there more than one possibility for what comes next? Does this pattern remind you of anything?

See the Pen vPatterns by Sophia (@fractalkitty) on CodePen.

If you wish to embed this code here is the Google doc with links/code. There are no guarantees that I will always support this code and that it can’t break, but I will do my best to keep it up to date.

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