In KS2 Maths children will learn more about number sequences. This begins in Year Three with children recognising simple patterns, for example sequences increasing by 2, 3, 10 or 100 each time. They should also be able to recognise odd and even sequences of numbers.
Understanding number sequences is all about recognising patterns in the order of numbers. We can all see that in the order 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 the numbers are increasing by 1 each time. Therefore we have found the pattern. We know that the numbers are increasing by 1 so we know that the following number will be a 6. We just need to add 1 to 5.
How good are you at recognising patterns in number sequences? Can you find the rules for these number sequences in this quiz for 7-8 year olds?