EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
Let's suppose that you are going to have a magazine which has 16
pages of A5 size. Can you find some different ways to make these
pages? Investigate the pattern for each if you number the pages.
Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding
as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra
pebbles are added each time?
I made one small triangle
I added another row and counted the number of small triangles
and counted the matches.
Find a good way to record your results. See if you can predict
the numbers for rows of triangles you have not drawn.
When you have done all you can with triangles, see if you get
the same sort of results with squares. Then think of other shapes
which might make number patterns as they grow.