Leaping Numbers – Leap Day Pattern Challenge Series

Leaping Numbers

Leap Day is coming on February 29.  I’m celebrating by posting some LEAPING Number Pattern Challenges.  The numbers leap and create a pattern for you to solve. 

But, wait – there’s more! 

The answer to each of the 29 patterns is shown at the end – and creates another pattern of it’s own.  If you watch the videos, solve the patterns, and think ahead – you might be able to solve the main pattern before it is revealed on Leap Day!   

Note:  I’ll post 2 new videos each weekday from now through February 29.  There are 29 videos in all.  Watch them all and see if you can find the answer to the main pattern before it is posted on Leap Day.  Enjoy Leaping Numbers!  All the videos are posted here and on My YouTube Channel.

Here is a PDF Copy of the Recording Sheet:  Leaping Numbers Recording Sheet


  1. Lisa A Dittman on April 17, 2024 at 12:54 pm

    Can you please add Day 28?

  2. Theresa Lundquist on March 1, 2024 at 8:55 am

    From 2nd/3rd grade Kelly Elementary school in Grand Teton National Park: You are awesome and we loved this challenge (but it was hard!). We made one mistake, we learned to double check our math work! Thanks!

    • Steve Wyborney on March 6, 2024 at 6:20 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Chris Robbins on February 22, 2024 at 11:25 am

    I have figured it out!!! Consumed me ! Well done with that! Was fun to work out!

    • Steve Wyborney on February 22, 2024 at 9:18 pm

      Nice, Chris! I’m glad you found it to be an engaging challenge. Have a great Leap Day!

  4. Jo on February 16, 2024 at 3:50 am

    Love these thanks Steve! Will share them with my team!

    • Steve Wyborney on February 22, 2024 at 9:25 pm

      Thanks, Jo!

  5. Tracy Roberts on February 14, 2024 at 7:10 pm

    Love these…is there a way to download to flash drive to use in my classroom? We do not have access to youtube in school…

  6. Shannon GK on February 13, 2024 at 10:33 am

    Hey Steve, Could you post the 1-29 recording sheet as a PDF so students can follow along?

    • Steve Wyborney on February 13, 2024 at 5:06 pm

      Hi, Shannon. Absolutely. I’ll post one on my blog tonight and include it with the note. Thanks!

  7. Stacey on February 13, 2024 at 3:59 am

    I love this! I can’t wait to start using it with my class.

    • Steve Wyborney on February 13, 2024 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks, Stacey!

  8. Molly Linn on February 12, 2024 at 3:32 am

    Mathematicians are pattern seekers!

    • Steve Wyborney on February 13, 2024 at 5:07 pm

      I love it!

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