Understanding Numeric Patterns
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 4 Operations - 4.OA.C.5
How to Look for Patterns in Number Sequences - Have you ever played, "hangman?" The game where you have to fill the missing letters in the blanks till you guess the word completely? It is really fun to play, right? Well, similar to the game, math has a number series that goes on and on. The secret to filling the number in the sequence is to find the pattern that is being followed. Before we move on to find the pattern, it is important that you first know what sequence itself means. In math, the word sequence refers to a set of things, usually numbers that are presented in order. Every number in the sequence series is known as term, member, or element. The next step is to find what the pattern is, or what rule is being used in the given sequence. For example; 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, ... The dots at the end of the sequence indicate that the sequence is infinite. In the example, the pattern used is odd numbers. To find out the pattern, it is important that you thoroughly look at it. Just like this sequence, there are other sequences with patterns. You can solve them by paying attention; they are quite easy! This series of worksheets and lessons helps students find and determine the sequence in various numeric patterns.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Rule Based Patterns Step-by-Step Lesson- These patterns have a set rule about them and take some thinking to solve.
- Guided Lesson - The why is where we usually find that students lose it a bit here.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - We breakdown the explanation in a nice set pattern for you.
- Practice Worksheet - Work out the sequences and then create your own.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the missing sequences with the parts it needs to be complete.
- Worksheet Five Pack - Don't let these simple patterns throw you of the scent of the answer.
- Addition Patterns Lesson and Practice - Connect the matching patterns. A bit elementary with this one.
- What's My Pattern? - Keep the pattern going.
- Finish It Off! - What is the last part of this pattern? Try to finish it off.
- Patterns with Shapes and Pictures - Very common icons are used to help you complete this one.
- Pattern Completion Worksheet - Rain on the Maple leaves create a cool pattern.
- Shape Patterns Lesson Worksheet - Translate the shapes to numeric patterns to figure out what the sequence is.
- Shape Patterns Worksheet - What shape would come next, if the pattern continued on?
We use patterns of all types for this. Those with numbers and shapes. We also have you work off of your own pattern.
- Numbers Homework 1 - We will need to add 5 three times to find the missing numbers
- What's Last Homework 2 - In the sequence the first color is orange and the second color is light green. The third or fourth color are same as first and second, Fifth and sixth as same as first and second. The seventh is orange and last one is light green.
- Use Pattern Homework 3 - The first number is 6, for finding second number.
The practice follow suit with the homework.
- Next Three Practice 1 - Write the next three numbers in the pattern.
- Last Color Practice 2 - Look at the colored shape patterns carefully. Follow the pattern and color the last shape.
- Finish Pattern Practice 3 - 1. Add 5, 2. Subtract 2, 3. Multiply by 3 and repeat sequence. If the pattern starts after the number below, fill in the next 6 numbers.