## Algebraic Patterns!

Analyze the pattern above and answer the following questions:

- What visual pattern do you notice? How is it changing from step to step?
- How many little squares will be in step 4? Draw the array. How many in step 5? Draw the array.
- Write an algebraic expression that solves for the number of little squares at any step (
*n*).*(Challenging*) - How many little squares will be in step 100?
*(Challenging)*

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

**Algebraic Pattern - X Marks the Sport (Week of October 5-October 9)**

**Algebraic Pattern - Football Helmets (Week of September 28-October 2)**

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

Analyze the pattern above and answer the following questions:

- What visual pattern do you notice? How is it changing from step to step?
- How many helmets will be in step 4? Draw the array. How many in step 5? Draw the array.
- Write an algebraic expression that solves for the number of helmets at any step (
*n*).*(Challenging*) - How many helmets will be in step 100?
*(Challenging)*