Home > Math Topics > Patterns & Sequence >

Math Patterns on Number Lines

6.SP.B.4
Answer Keys Here

Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 6 - 6.SP.B.4

How to Show Math Patterns on Number Lines - The number line in mathematics is used for many purposes. In some instances, it is used simply for representing numbers on a line. Common examples of number lines include; rulers, measuring scales, analog clocks, graph axes, timelines, and analogue clocks. All these are examples of number lines. A number line can be both curved and a straight line. Want to learn how you can show math patterns on a number line? Let's find out. Link the number line with counting. Create a pattern that will skip counting. Represent it on a number line in a way that the pattern repeats. For example; 1, 2 , 3 , 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 The above number line shows a pattern that represents the table of 3. The equal distance/spacing on the number line shows help students to skip counting. Similarly, you can represent another pattern on the number line. 4, 7, 12, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31; the pattern here is adding 1,2,3,4 starting from 12 to 31. The pattern starts with 12, and then you add 1 you get 13, then you add 2 you get 2, then you add 3 you get 19 and this continues till the end of the number line. The ONLY key is to IDENTIFY that there is a pattern. Students use a number line to discover patterns in number sequences with these worksheets and lessons.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Showing Patterns Sheets

What does each twist and turn mean on the grid.

  • Homework 1 - Follow the pattern rule to draw hops on each number line.
  • Homework 2 - How many arrows did you draw?
  • Homework 3 - Find where the pattern starts.



Practice Worksheets

It is best if you write these out in words and sentences.

  • Practice 2 - Tell about the pattern that you see.
  • Practice 3 - Since the pattern completes all intervals, we do not need to worry about where the pattern ends.



Math Skill Quizzes

The first two ask you to interpret patterns and the last one asks you to make one.

  • Quiz 1 - Look at where the arrows point and determine the interval of the pattern.
  • Quiz 2 - Put those statements together to make a statement that someone could use to create this pattern.
  • Quiz 3 - We can now see where the pattern starts and stops. We can see that the pattern goes right to left.