*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 number patterns.*

Recognising number patterns is taught very early on in KS1. To begin with, children will learn to recognise simple patterns which go up or down in ones and then use their knowledge of odd or even numbers, as well as a developing understanding of multiples of 5 or 10 to recognise other sequences, perhaps even developing their own patterns and sequences.

Question 1

What is the next number in this sequence:

99, 98, 97, 96, 95

99, 98, 97, 96, 95

94

90

100

99

The numbers are going down in ones

Question 2

What is happening to these numbers:

2, 4, 6, 8, 10

2, 4, 6, 8, 10

They are going up in twos

They are going down in twos

They are all odd

They are going up in ones

Each number is two more than the one before it

Question 3

What is the next number in this sequence:

12, 14, 16, 18

12, 14, 16, 18

20

12

22

2

The numbers are going up in twos

Question 4

What is happening to the numbers in this sequence:

65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90

65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90

The numbers are going down in fives

The numbers are going up in twos

The numbers are going up in tens

The numbers are going up in fives

Each time, the numbers increase by five

Question 5

What is the rule for this pattern:

10, 20, 30, 40, 50

10, 20, 30, 40, 50

Add one each time

Add two each time

Add five each time

Add ten each time

Each number is ten more than the last one

Question 6

What is the next number in this sequence:

25, 30, 35, 40

25, 30, 35, 40

41

50

45

44

The numbers are going up by five each time

Question 7

What is happening to the numbers in this sequence:

18, 16, 14, 12, 10

18, 16, 14, 12, 10

The numbers are going up in fives

The numbers are going up in twos

The numbers are going down in twos

The numbers are going down in tens

Each time, the numbers are decreasing by two

Question 8

What is the next number in this sequence:

80, 70, 60, 50, 40

80, 70, 60, 50, 40

41

30

39

10

The numbers are going down in tens

Question 9

Which of the following sequences is going up in twos?

22, 32, 42, 52

5, 10, 15, 20

13, 15, 17, 19

10, 20, 30, 40

Although the numbers are odd, they are still increasing by two each time

Question 10

What is happening to these numbers:

14, 15, 16, 17, 18

14, 15, 16, 17, 18

They are all odd

They are going down in twos

They are going up in ones

They are all even

Each time, the number increases by one

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