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

#### Spotting any pattern is at the heart of mathematics. It is the core concept to develop an understanding of the students. While there are many patterns that may lead you astray and make you confused about what it is all about, the ability to recognize or identify a particular pattern, especially in objects that extends, is extremely important. It is as simple as identifying a change in a sequence or series. If you feel like you find difficulty in finding the mathematical pattern, here we share with you a few tips to spot the pattern in objects quickly and effectively. Look for the following hints when trying to identify a pattern. A change in the color of the shapes, pictures and objects. If you see a consistent change in the series occurring in events, you have identified the pattern. Follow it to get the final result. Rotation in the series. In a number series, if you find two or more numbers repeating or occurring at the same rate as rotation, know that there is a pattern in there. Change in shape. A change in the shape of the objects is also a hint saying that the series has a pattern. The same goes for the change in size. The changes in the size of an object also refer to a pattern.

When you are facing a pattern that is not in a numeric value, it is often helpful to convert the pattern to numbers. This will help you better see what is going on there. It is often helpful to create a legend or key for yourself. For example: If you were given shapes in the following pattern: circle, square, square, triangle, square, square you could convert this to the numeric pattern value of: 1-2-2-3-2-2. These worksheets explain how to fill in the blanks in simple patterns by shape and/or color. Note: Colored pencils will be required for some of these exercises.

# Patterns in Shapes Worksheets

## Lesson

Circle the picture that continues the pattern. Look at the pattern given above. The pattern is: arrow - triangle - diamond - arrow - triangle - diamond... I.e. the pattern that the shapes are following is 1-2-3-1-2-3... So, following the same pattern, the shape that should come next is an arrow. Circle the arrow in the pattern.

## Lesson and Practice

What comes next the circle or the star? A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.

## 123-123 Pattern Worksheet

Students will complete the series by determining what comes next. You will find ten exercises available for you.

## Practice

Students will practice completing 123-123 patterns with this series of sheets. Ten problems are provided.

## Drill

Students will complete patterns that repeat after every three items. Eight problems are provided.

## Warm Up

A great sheet that can be used with a group of students. Three problems are provided.

## Lesson

Visualize the given sets of images. Analyze the pattern they follow. They may follow patterns like: A 1-2-1-2-1-2, B 1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1-2, C 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3. It means the each image repeats in the sequence stated above.

## Patterns with Shapes and Pictures Worksheet

Students circle the image that follows next. You will find ten exercises available for you.

## Practice

Students will practice finding the item that complete the sequence. Ten problems are provided.

## Review

The concept of determining patterns that exist in models is reviewed. A sample problem is solved.

## Refresher

A nice way to quickly brush up on this concept. Six practice problems are provided.

## Quiz

Students will demonstrate their proficiency with the skills that are explored here. Ten problems are provided.

## Check

This is a quick way to jump into this topic. Three problems are provided, and space is included for students to copy the correct answer when given.

## Lesson

Mark with sign √ in the image (from the column that is in thicker box) that follows next. A sample problem is solved.

## Lesson and Practice

Here, number 1 represents the straight rectangle shape and number 2 represents the rotate rectangle shape. Number 1 and 2 are repeated one by one as straight rectangle shape and rotate rectangle shape are repeated one by one. According to the number pattern (1-2-1-2-1-2), the number 1 follows next because the given number series ends at number 2. A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.

## Patterns with Shapes Worksheet

Students will recognize and what shape would complete pattern. You will find ten exercises available for you.

## Practice

We get more practice with this topic in a full color worksheet. Ten problems are provided.

## Drill

We go back to our roots with grayscale color. Eight problems are provided.

## Warm Up

Students will identify a pattern and then continue it on. Three problems are provided.

## Simple Pattern Lesson

Trace the shape to complete the first pattern: SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SQUARE, ______. A sample problem is solved.

## Lesson and Practice

We work with very large images which is better for your younger students. A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.

## Worksheet

Students will recognize sequences and then complete them. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

We use many unique structures to observe and complete these exercises. You will find ten exercises available for you.

## Drill

Students will analyze a series of color shapes and determine the next value that should arise. Eight problems are provided.

## Warm Up

We now find ourselves working as a complete class. Three problems are provided.

## Lesson

We will break down a series of repeated images. A sample problem is solved.

## Lesson and Practice

Students will use simple pattern recognition skills. A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.

## Simple Pattern Skills Worksheet

Make adjustments to the last two images in each stream of graphics. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

We use our recognition skills to make changes to the last two entries in each sequence. Ten problems are provided.

## Drill

We will work through a series of sets to better work on our skills. Eight problems are provided.

## Warm Up

This is very helpful to introduce or review the concepts that we have explored here. Three problems are provided.

## Lesson

We step up the series of sequences that we look for including: A 1-2-1-2-1-2, B 1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1-2, C 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3, D 1-2-2-1-2-2-1-2-2, E 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1. A sample problem is solved, and two practice problems are provided.

## Shape/Picture Patterns Worksheet

You will find a pattern and complete it. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

Use the series of shapes/pictures to understand their position. Ten problems are provided.

## Review

The concept of analyzing shape patterns is reviewed. A sample problem is solved.

## Refresher

Take some time to brush up on your mind set. Six practice problems are provided.

## Quiz

Students will demonstrate their proficiency with these concepts. Ten problems are provided.

## Check

Why would we not provide you with one more set of practice exercises? Three problems are provided, and space is included for students to copy the correct answer when given.