The following activity sheets give your beginning students an introduction to shape and color patterns.

#### How do you recognize a pattern in a series of objects? Time and again, we have come across problems that involve more than one object. When you have a set of objects, or when you have a bunch of things, it is not necessary that all of them turn out to be the same. While many of those objects could be the same, but it's not possible every time. This is the time when you might get confused. Most people can quickly spot things that are a little in the group. But most of the time, due to lack of attention and focus, we take a little longer to spot out things that are different in a group. If you are one of the students who find difficulty in spotting out things that are not the same; here's a little help for you with that. Carefully look at the objects/things in the group. Analyze them carefully and look for the obvious differences. If you cannot find the obvious differences, then look for small differences in things like shape or size. With the above-mentioned tricks, you will be able to spot the differences quicker than you think.

In this section you will be given a pattern in the form of colored shapes. You are asked what the next color should be. Colors have a great deal of hidden meaning as how they shape human emotions. Black packaging looks expensive and increases the appeal to a luxury buyer. Where as bright yellow gives off the appearance of being cheaper or not as sturdy. There are actually careers in color consulting. These people actual are paid, handsomely in many cases, to pick the perfect color for something. Your students will use this collection of lessons and worksheets to practice filling in the blanks in simple patterns by shape and/or color. Note: Colored pencils will be required for some of these exercises.

# Color Pattern Worksheets

## Pattern Within Colors Lesson

Look at the color sequence given and try to analyze the color pattern they are following. Here, every color is repeating after every other color. Applying this to the given pattern above, the color pattern they are following is orange - blue - orange - blue - orange - blue.

## Lesson and Practice

We show students how to quickly outline the sequence that is found in a string of colors with numbers.

## Worksheet

Convert these color patterns to number sequences to see where everything is headed. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

What comes next in each sequence? Ten problems are provided.

## Drill

What is the next cog in the wheel? You decide. Eight problems are provided.

## Warm Up

This is a great way to get classwork in on completing patterns. Three problems are provided.

## Basic Shape Patterns Lesson

Look at each of the patterns below and draw an appropriate shape to complete the pattern.

## Lesson and Practice

Look at the shapes given above and try to analyze the sequence they are following. Here, the pattern that the shapes are following is: 1-2-1-2 Applying this to the given pattern above, the sequence they are following is rectangle-triangle-rectangle-triangle-rectangle.

## Worksheet

What comes next in the series. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

Look at the shapes given above and try to analyze the sequence they are following. Here, the sequence that the shapes are following is: 1-2-1-2.

## Drill

Students will be required to draw shapes to complete patterns. Eight problems are provided.

## Warm Up

Students will practice completing a series of patterns. Three problems are provided.

## Basic Patterns Lesson

This is a nice and gentle way to begin to wet your feet with this skill.

## Lesson and Practice

This worksheet is meant to help you slowly grasp all of the concepts that we are pushing forward here.

## Worksheet

The last sheet that works on the skill by providing outlines of patterns that you can easily reverse engineer.

## Practice

What do you think should come next? Ten problems are provided.

## Drill

To complete the patterns, students will trace shapes. Eight problems are provided.

## Warm Up

Draw the next shape that should appear for each row. Three problems are provided.

## Patterns Lesson

Look at the shapes given above and try to analyze the sequence they are following. Here, every shape is repeating after every third shape. Applying this to the given pattern above, the sequence they are following is diamond-triangle-oval-rectangle- diamond-triangle-oval-rectangle. Then trace the shapes to complete the pattern.

## Lesson and Practice

Students will the correct shape that would complete the sequence. A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.

## Worksheet

What shape is completely missing from these sequences. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

In many cases, on this worksheet, you will need to identify two missing shapes per sequence. Ten problems are provided.

## Drill

We can call all this the way to go.

## Warm Up

Students will practice completing patterns. Three problems are provided.