SEQUENCES

Target: To find
the next number
in the sequence.

• objects • music • letters • or numbers . What is a sequence? A sequence is It can be a pattern of : a pattern.

.Here is a sequence of objects What animal would come next in this sequence? Correct! It would be a mouse.

Here is a sequence of sounds What sound will come next in the sequence? Correct! It will be the cow mooing. .

Here is a sequence of letters. . What letter will come next in the sequence? Look carefully at the letters. a a b c a a b c a a b c a Correct! It‘s the letter a.

Here is a sequence of numbers. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 What number is going to come next in this Correct it is sequence? the number 18 .

Tip! To find the next number in a number sequence: •Look at all of the numbers in the sequence •Find the pattern •Decide what number should come next •Put your number into the sequence and check that it looks correct .

Play and finish these number sequences. .

Look at the number sequences and see if you can work out the missing number. .

Find the number! .1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 It is the number 11.

Find the number! 0 5 10 15 ____ 20 25 30 35 40 Correct! It is the number 15. .

Correct! It is the number 11. 17 15 13 11 ____ 9 7 5 3 Find the number! .

Find the number! 25 35 45 ___ 55 65 75 Correct! It is the number 55. .

Now race on to the last number sequence. Find the number! .34 44 54 64 74 ___ 84 94 Correct! The missing number is 74.

42 47 52 ___ 57 62 67 ___ 72 77 ___ 82 The answers are: 52 67 and 77 You have to find all three missing numbers! .Solving this sequence is going to be a bit trickier.