A figure that can be
folded to make equal parts is a
symmetrical figure.
Look at the star
pattern below. One star has 5 pattern pieces. If your pattern has 3
stars, how many pieces will it have in all? You can use a table to
organize your data.
Example 1:
1 Star

There
are 5 pieces in a star. If your
pattern has 3 stars, how many pieces will it have in all? 

Make a table
to organize the data. 
Number of Stars 
Number of Pieces 
1 
5 
2 
10 
3 
15 
If you continued with
this pattern until you have 4 stars, how many pieces will
you have? 20 


Example 2:
1 Sun

There are
9 pieces in a sun. If your pattern
has 4 suns, how many pieces will it have in all? 
Make a table to
organize the data. 
Number of Suns 
Number of Pieces 
1 
9 
2 
18 
3 
27 
4 
36 
I f
you continued with this pattern until you have 5 suns, how
many pieces will you have? 45 


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