Linear Representations

In this section, you will make connections between the linear trends found in the patterns, tables, graphs, and equations.  Be sure to complete all four representations.

Patterns

Below is the description of growth and the equation for each pattern.

 Pattern 1 Grows by 2, starts with 4 squares (Step 0) Equation 1 $$s=2n+4$$ Pattern 2 Grows by 2, starts with 1 square Equation 2 $$s=2n+1$$ Pattern 3 Grows by 3, starts with 2 squares Equation 3 $$s=3n+2$$ Pattern 4 Grows by 3, starts with 1 square Equation 4 $$s=3n+1$$