*This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 5 and 6 in year 1. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with recognising and extending number patterns.*

Recognising number patterns is taught very early on in KS1. Once children are familiar with the idea that numbers in a sequence do not always increase or decrease by one, they will be asked to extend sequences, or patterns, which may go up or down in twos, fives or tens.

This quiz will help your child to recognise a number pattern and also to be able to extend it.

Question 1

What is the next number in this sequence:

1, 3, 5, 7

1, 3, 5, 7

8

9

6

10

The numbers are going up in twos, and are all odd

Question 2

What is the next number in this sequence:

22, 24, 26, 28

22, 24, 26, 28

32

27

29

30

The numbers are going up in twos each time

Question 3

Which number comes next in this sequence:

90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40

90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40

35 - The numbers are going down in fives

45 - The numbers are going up in fives

39 - The numbers are going down in ones

30 - The numbers are going down in tens

Each time, the numbers decrease by ten

Question 4

What is the next number in this sequence?

28, 26, 24, 22

28, 26, 24, 22

20

21

23

2

The sequence is decreasing by two each time

Question 5

In my sequence, I start at 0, and count up in fives. Which number would be in my sequence?

15

12

13

14

Starting at '0', the sequence would be 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25...

Question 6

Which number comes next:

35, 40, 45, 50, 55

35, 40, 45, 50, 55

60 - The numbers are going up in fives

50 - The numbers are going down in fives

57 - The numbers are all odd

56 - The numbers are all even

Each number is five more than the previous one

Question 7

What is the next number in this sequence:

15, 20, 25, 30

15, 20, 25, 30

53

32

31

35

The numbers are increasing by five each time

Question 8

What is the next number in this sequence:

40, 50, 60, 70

40, 50, 60, 70

71

69

80

100

The numbers are increasing by ten each time

Question 9

Which number does not belong in the pattern?

23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31

23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31

23

27

26

29

This is the only even number. The others are odd and increasing by two each time

Question 10

Starting at 2, I colour in all the even numbers in order on my hundred square. When I get to 16, which number will I colour in next?

15

17

18

19

18 is the next even number after 16