Consider the first three figures of the pattern below.
On your own paper, draw what Figure 4 of this pattern should look like.
How many sides are in each figure shown?
How many would you expect in the next figure?
Using words, describe what Figures 5 and 6 should look like.
If Figure 4 has 6 sides of the same length, how many sides should the next figures have?
Figure 5 should have seven sides of the same length.
Figure 6 should have eight sides of the same length.
Using words, describe how the pattern is changing.
How is one figure different from the previous one?
Think about how you answered part (b) and try to generalize this.