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Understanding Numeric Patterns

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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

Homework Sheets

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.

Practice Worksheets

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.

Math Skill Quizzes

I used all the skills in each quiz. I thought it was important for kids to see all the pattern types on one page,

  • Quiz 1 - Examine the number pattern and look for differences between the numbers.
  • Quiz 2 - The difference between numbers.
  • Quiz 3 - Put it all together here.