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wlLh each oLher by a speclflc rule.
x ÞaLLern ls also known as sequence.
x 1here can be flnlLe or lnflnlLe number of members ln a paLLern.

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1hlngs LhaL are arranged followlng a rule or rules.

Lxample: Lhere ls a paLLern ln Lhese numbers:
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Lxample: Lhese Llles are arranged ln a paLLern
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numbers can have lnLeresLlng paLLerns.

A llsL of numbers LhaL follow a cerLaln
sequence or paLLern.

Lxample: 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, ... sLarLs aL
1 and [umps 3 every Llme.

AnoLher Lxample: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, ... doubles
each Llme
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x 1he above paLLern conLalns 2 ldenLlcal groups wlLh each group havlng 3 dlfferenL lmages, a
sLar followed by a bar, whlch ls followed by 3 doLs.

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Lhe nexL 3 Lerms.
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uslng Lhe maLerlals provlded, sLudenLs should creaLe a model or deslgn Lo represenL paLLern for Lhe
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lmaglne lL ls 2233, and Lhe way humans communlcaLe has changed conslderably from Loday.
Pumans now llve ln large blodomes and Lhe only way Lo Lravel beLween Lhem ls Lo go ln a serles of
undercover Lunnels. Lach Lunnel has a speclflc number sequence and humans beLween each
blodome have a separaLe language. All books have been desLroyed and Lhe way ln whlch we counL ls
dlfferenL.
?ou need Lo creaLe a paLLern sysLem wlLh elLher lmages or number whlch can allow each clLlzen ln
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- Pow ls Lhe paLLern demonsLraLed? ls lL wrlLLen or verbal?
- Pow do Lhe humans Lravel ln Lhese Lunnels?
- Pow wlll Lhls new language be recorded? 1hlnk of how humans have wrlLLen ln Lhe pasL. ls lL slmllar
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unlforms and unlque paLLern Lhey wlll wear. 1hey wlll need full cloLhlng and a helmeL.
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