Math Definitions - Letter P


Definition of Pattern

Definition of Pattern

A pattern is an arrangement of numbers or geometric objects according to a given rule or set of rules.

For example, the navy, pink and yellow flowers in the quilt in the picture are arranged in a pattern.

A mathematical example is the number sequence, \(2,4,8,16,32,\dots\). To form this number pattern, you need to follow the rule to "start at \(2\) and double the number each time".


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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