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Counting Patterns

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 4 Operations - 4.OA.C.5

How to Spot Math Patterns That Are Based on Counting - Patterns are difficult to crack. They consume time and energy and takes a whole lot of effort to identify the consistency of the pattern. Having said that, patterns are not limited or restricted to one kind. There are numerous mathematical patterns that revolve around mathematical operations. So, as we climb up the ladder in mathematics, we are faced with mathematical patterns that are difficult to spot. However, following a few tips you can easily the counting mathematical pattern. While counting may seem simple, it involves the understanding of the basic ideas. To identify/spot a counting pattern, you must do the following: Know the sequence of the numbers. Know that the problem involves a series. Figure out either the numbers have to be counted up or down. Find out the order of the listed numbers, are they arranged in ascending or descending order. Now start with the counting. Start with 1 and move forward. Try to crack the formula hidden in the series. Eventually you will find out the series of the number and if there are any missing numbers, you can find them too. These worksheets and lessons explore patterns that are based on counting and not operations.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

We removed parts of the sequences in three different easy: Consecutive (Easy), Removing Numbers From All Parts, Large Sequences with Only a Few Numbers (Hard).

  • Consecutive Homework 1 - When breaking down patterns, the first step is always to determine the differences between the numbers that you are provided with.
  • Mixed Homework 2 - With this we look for a constant number that would increase the value since we are counting up.
  • Large Gaps Homework 3 - Where would 17 and 22 go?

Practice Worksheets

Read each question thoroughly. A lot of students miss the most important parts of this series.

  • Practice 1 - Complete the next 5 pieces of the pattern.
  • Practice 2 - We can try many values and we find that counting by 4s fits this pattern.
  • Practice 3 - Fill in the missing parts of the pattern below.

Math Skill Quizzes

You find varied gaps in the sequences presented here. Some might throw you for a loop.

  • Quiz 1 - Complete the next pieces of the patterns.
  • Quiz 2 - What is missing?
  • Hard Quiz 3 - Place the numbers in the correct spot.