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Sequences, Series, and Patterns Lesson Plan

Learning Objective

Students will be able to identify and create sequences, series, and patterns using Brush Ninja animated gif maker.


  • Computers or tablets with internet access
  • Brush Ninja website
  • Whiteboard and markers


  • Begin the lesson by asking students if they know what a sequence, series, or pattern is.
  • Use real-life examples such as counting numbers or the pattern on a shirt to explain these concepts.
  • Introduce Brush Ninja animated gif maker to the class.
  • Show students how to create a simple animation using different shapes and colors in sequence or repeating patterns.
  • Assign each student to create their own animation that demonstrates either a sequence, series, or pattern.
  • Encourage them to use different shapes, colors, speeds of motion and transitions between each frame of their animation.


The assessment for this lesson will consist of the following:

  • Student’s ability to demonstrate an understanding of sequences, series and patterns through their created animations using Brush Ninja animated gif maker
  • Student’s ability to explain which element(s) of sequences, series or patterns they used in creating their animations


For extension activities:

  • Advanced students can work on creating longer animations with more complex elements.
  • Students could collaborate in small groups to combine their individual animations into one big project showcasing various types of sequences/series/patterns made by different people in one single story-line/narrative.

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