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Examine the tile pattern below. .

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

  1. On your paper, sketch Figures 4 and 5.

    Before you can draw the next figures, you must understand the pattern. How many unit squares are added to form the next figure? Where are they added to?

    Figure 4

    Figure 5

  2. How does the pattern grow? Explain how you know.

    What is the difference in number of squares between Figure 1 and Figure 2? Between Figure 2 and Figure 3?

    The pattern grows each time by two tiles, one on each side of the figure.

  3. How many tiles will there be in Figure ? Explain how you know.

    Try thinking of the pattern not as an 'L' shape, but a square with some part removed. What size would the square for Figure be?


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