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# Cuisenaire Squares

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Challenge Level

Have a look at this picture:

What do you notice?

What do you wonder?

How would you describe what you see?

These patterns have been made using Cuisenaire rods.

Try recreating the picture using rods or using this interactivity:

What will the next square look like?

And the next one?

How would you describe the pattern in full?

Can you describe the pattern in a general way?

What do you notice?

What do you wonder?

How would you describe what you see?

These patterns have been made using Cuisenaire rods.

Try recreating the picture using rods or using this interactivity:

What will the next square look like?

And the next one?

How would you describe the pattern in full?

Can you describe the pattern in a general way?