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Jun 8, 2017

Word Problem Wednesday: Patterns

By Mathnasium | Added Jun 7, 2017

 

Get ready math fans, it’s time to PLAY BALL! This week’s word problem is all about PATTERNS. Patterns are one of the most common and interesting forms of everyday math. Can you think of some examples of patterns in your life? Here’s a hint: Petals on a flower, colors in a rainbow, choosing sides for a game at school...all of these use patterns. Are you ready? Put on your thinking caps and let’s get started!
 
Aria, Brett, and Chelsea bounce a beach ball between them 100 times. Aria bounces the ball to Brett, Brett bounces the ball to Chelsea, Chelsea bounces the ball to Aria, and the pattern continues. Who bounces the ball the 100th time?
 
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