# Look at Patterns and Sequences of Shapes and Colours

In this worksheet, students will look at different shapes and/or colours and be asked to work out what comes next in the pattern.

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Sequence Objects

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will work out what comes next in a pattern of shapes or colours or shapes and colours!

Let's have a look at a few examples.

Example 1

What shape comes next in this pattern?

Let's have a look at this pattern - it is going:

triangle, square, triangle, square, triangle, square

So, the shapes are alternating between triangle and square. If the last shape is a square then that means that the next shape will be the other shape we have here, which is a triangle:

Example 2

What colour comes next in this pattern?

Let's have a look at this pattern - it is going:

green, green, red, green, green, red

It is two greens followed by one red. The pattern has finished on red, so the next colour would be green.

Example 3

What shape and colour come next in this pattern?

The pattern is:

red square, blue triangle, red triangle, green square and then this is repeated

We have finished with a green square, so if we look back at the pattern what comes after the green square? It is the red square.

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