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Lesson Video: Repeating Shape Patterns Mathematics • 1st Grade

In this video, we will learn how to find missing and next shapes by continuing a repeating pattern where the repeating part has at most 5 shapes.

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Repeating Shape Patterns

In this video, we will learn how to find missing and next shapes by continuing a repeating pattern.

This is a repeating shape pattern. Let’s look closely at the pattern and see if we can work out why it’s called a repeating pattern. Orange circle, blue triangle, orange circle, blue triangle, orange circle, blue triangle, orange circle, blue triangle. Did you work out what the repeating part of the shape pattern is? It’s orange circle, blue triangle. This pattern is repeated over and over again. We call it a repeating pattern because the pattern keeps on repeating itself.

Which shape would be next in our pattern? It would be the orange circle. Once we know what the repeating part of the pattern is, we can keep on repeating the pattern. We can find the next shape or a missing shape. Let’s use what we’ve learned about repeating patterns to answer some questions.

Look at this repeating pattern. Which shape comes next? Is it the pink square or the blue circle?

Let’s look at the repeating pattern. Blue circle, pink square, blue circle, pink square, blue circle, pink square. Have you worked out the repeating part of the pattern? This is the part of the pattern which repeats itself: blue circle, pink square. And then, we get blue circle, pink square again. Which shape would come next in the pattern?

Let’s repeat the pattern to try and find out. Blue circle, pink square, blue circle, pink square, and another blue circle and a pink square. The pattern repeats again. The shape which comes next is the blue circle. We looked at the repeating pattern and found the shape which comes next.

What are the next three shapes?

We’re shown a repeating shape pattern. We have to find the next three shapes. Let’s see if we can work out what the repeating part of the pattern is. Red circle, blue circle, green circle, red circle, blue circle, green circle. So, this is the repeating part of the pattern. Red, blue, green, red, blue, green. So, the next three shapes will be red, blue, green. The next three shapes in the repeating shape pattern are red circle, blue circle, green circle.

Look at this pattern. Who is correct? The girl says, “The repeating part is green triangle, pink square.” The boy says, “The repeating part is pink square, green triangle.”

Let’s look closely at the repeating shape pattern to work out who is correct. We start with a green triangle then a pink square, green triangle, pink square, and another green triangle and pink square. Have you worked out the repeating part of the pattern yet? It’s green triangle, pink square. That means that the girl is correct. The repeating part of the pattern is green triangle, pink square.

What have we learned in this video? We’ve learned how to find the next or missing shapes in a repeating shape pattern.

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