 Patterns are all around us. Can you see the patterns in numbers?

# Year 1 Numbers - Number Patterns

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 happening to the numbers in this sequence:
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 2
What is the next number in this sequence:
80, 70, 60, 50, 40
41
30
39
10
The numbers are going down in tens
Question 3
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 4
What is happening to these numbers:
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 5
What is the next number in this sequence:
99, 98, 97, 96, 95
94
90
100
99
The numbers are going down in ones
Question 6
What is happening to these numbers:
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
Question 7
What is the next number in this sequence:
25, 30, 35, 40
41
50
45
44
The numbers are going up by five each time
Question 8
What is the rule for this pattern:
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 9
What is the next number in this sequence:
12, 14, 16, 18
20
12
22
2
The numbers are going up in twos
Question 10
What is happening to the numbers in this sequence:
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
Author:  Angela Smith

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