F&A - 4 Non-numeric patterns: Non-numeric patterns are patterns using objects, sounds, colors, visual/geometric models, or other symbols.

Example 4.1 – Non-numeric Repeating patterns:

AAB Pattern: red, red, blue, red, red, blue, red, red, blue,. . .

ABB Pattern (when clapping): soft, loud, loud, soft, loud, loud, soft, loud, loud, . . .

ABC Pattern: ABC, ABC, ABC

Example 4.2 – Non-numeric Non-Repeating patterns:

Some non-repeating numeric patterns can be thought of as non-numeric patterns. For example, if Example 5.1 (page 11) asked students to determine the sixth figure in the pattern, it may be determined by finding the total number of blocks (numeric reasoning) or by adding another column of blocks to find the fifth figure and then another column of blocks to find the sixth figure (non-numeric reasoning).

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