## Math Story : Growing Patterns

### Trip To Growing Pattern Land

Narrator: It is adventure time. Uncle Math is taking everyone to another mysterious land. Uncle Math: We are going to the Growing Pattern Land.

Cirho: Does everything just keep growing and growing there?

Uncle Math: Yes! Everything there keeps growing, but differently. You will see. Narrator: â€śSwish! Swoosh! Whoosh!â€ť They are ready to land on the mysterious land.

Cirha: Hey, look the trees are growing in size. [says Cirha as they roam around the Growing Pattern Land. But Squarho is clueless.]

Cirha: Squarho, see how the layers are increasing by 1 with each new tree. The 1st tree has 1 layer, the 2nd tree has 2 layers, the 3rd tree has 3 layers, and so on. [Squarho is clear now.]

Triho: Look here! There are so many caterpillars. Even their body is growing in numbers. Wow!

Narrator: The kids come closer and observe the caterpillars. Yes! Their bodies are also increasing by two.

Cirho: Look at those beautiful buildings. 1 floor, 4 floors and 7 floors. Wow! The floors of the building are growing by 3.

Uncle Math: Now do you get how things grow differently on Growing Pattern Land? Cirha, Cirho, Triho, and Squarho: Yes, Uncle Math.

Uncle Math: Everything here is growing in a pattern. Such patterns are called growing patterns. A growing pattern is one in which something new is added every time the sequence repeats. Like in trees, every time a new layer was added, in caterpillars two new body circles were added, and finally, in buildings, every time three new floors were added.

Narrator: â€™Thud! Thud! Thud!â€™ They hear the sound of heavy steps suddenly. Slowly, the sound gets louder, and the ground starts vibrating too.

Squarho: What is happening? [Everybody is tense and nervous.]

Cirha: Oh no! The growing monster! [screams Cirha as she spots someone at a distance.]

Narrator: Suddenly, there appears a growing monster whose eyes are growing in numbers.

Cirho: So scary! He will eat all of us.

Narrator: Uncle Math guides everyone to run towards the spacecraft. The scary monster follows them.

Narrator: Soon, they spot their spacecraft at a distance. But there is a problem! The bridge leading to the spacecraft is incomplete. But the monster is very close. What can they do to save themselves?

[It looks like Triho has a plan.]

Triho: The bridge also has a growing pattern. See the blocks are increasing by 1 following the order of blue and red blocks. Let us quickly complete the bridge following the same growing pattern.

Uncle Math: Yes , letâ€™s complete the pattern.

Narrator: Together, they start building the bridge using the blocks. They start with adding 3 blue blocks, then 3 red blocks. Unable to reach the spacecraft yet, they continue. Can you guess how they add the blocks to complete the bridge?

Narrator: They added 4 more blue blocks and 4 more red blocks to complete the growing pattern on the bridge. Finally, they are able to complete the bridge.

[The scary monster also followed them on the bridge.]

Squarho: Run! Run!

Narrator: They swiftly reach the spacecraft and board it.

Narrator: Uncle Math flies it as quickly as he can. The scary monster could not catch them. Hurray!

Narrator: Trip to Growing Pattern Land was full of adventures. As they head back home, they all sigh in relief.

Cirho: Uncle Math, we should also get chocolates following a growing pattern every day.

Cirha, Squarho, and Triho: Good idea!

[all laugh]

### We Learnt That…

• A growing pattern is one in which something new is added every time the sequence repeats.
• Growing patterns can be formed using numbers, shapes, and objects.

### Letâ€™s Discuss!

• Where were we going today?
• What were the different objects on Growing Pattern Land? How were they growing?
• What is a growing pattern? Explain with an example.
• If you had to create your own growing pattern, what would it look like?