KS2 Maths Quiz - Number Sequences (Year 4) (Questions)

As children progress through KS2 they will learn more about number sequences in Maths. As well recognising simple number sequences of increasing value they will also be exposed to decreasing sequences in more complicated steps, such as patterns decreasing by 25 each time. They will also learn more about odd and even numbers and the patterns made when adding or subtracting them from one another.

Recognising patterns in number sequences is all about finding out what comes next in a row of numbers. For instance, do you know which number should follow this sequence 20, 15, 10, 5? Well, the numbers are decreasing. or getting less, each time. Each number is 5 less than the one before it. To find the next number in the sequence we need to take 5 away from 5 which will give us the answer 0.

See how much you have learned about recognising patterns in number sequences by playing this quiz for 8-9 year olds.

1. Can you find the rule of this sequence? 45, 35, 25, 15, 5
[ ] The numbers decrease in 2s
[ ] The numbers decrease in 3s
[ ] The numbers decrease in 5s
[ ] The numbers decrease in 10s
2. What are the next two numbers of the sequence? 4, 8, 12, 16
[ ] 18, 20
[ ] 20, 22
[ ] 20, 24
[ ] 20, 26
3. Can you find the rule of this sequence? 5, 8, 11, 14, 17
[ ] The numbers increase in 2s
[ ] The numbers increase in 3s
[ ] The numbers increase in 5s
[ ] The numbers increase in 10s
4. What is the next number of the sequence? 140, 130, 120, 110
[ ] 90
[ ] 95
[ ] 100
[ ] 105
5. Which is the next odd number after 151?
[ ] 152
[ ] 153
[ ] 155
[ ] 160
6. Which of these statements is true?
[ ] If you add two even numbers the answer is odd
[ ] If you add two odd numbers the answer is odd
[ ] After 1, every third number is even
[ ] After 1, every second number is odd
7. Which of these statements is true?
[ ] An even number ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8
[ ] An odd number ends in 0 or 5
[ ] An even number ends in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9
[ ] An odd number ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8
8. Can you find the rule of this sequence? 125, 127, 129, 131, 133
[ ] The numbers increase in 2s
[ ] The numbers increase in 3s
[ ] The numbers increase in 5s
[ ] The numbers increase in 4s
9. What is the next number of the sequence? 136, 140, 144, 148
[ ] 150
[ ] 152
[ ] 154
[ ] 156
10. Can you find the rule of this sequence? 50, 75, 100, 125, 150
[ ] The numbers increase in 20s
[ ] The numbers increase in 25s
[ ] The numbers increase in 5s
[ ] The numbers increase in 10s

 

KS2 Maths Quiz - Number Sequences (Year 4) (Answers)
1. Can you find the rule of this sequence? 45, 35, 25, 15, 5
[ ] The numbers decrease in 2s
[ ] The numbers decrease in 3s
[ ] The numbers decrease in 5s
[x] The numbers decrease in 10s
Each number (except the first) is 10 less than the one before it
2. What are the next two numbers of the sequence? 4, 8, 12, 16
[ ] 18, 20
[ ] 20, 22
[x] 20, 24
[ ] 20, 26
The numbers are increasing in 4s
3. Can you find the rule of this sequence? 5, 8, 11, 14, 17
[ ] The numbers increase in 2s
[x] The numbers increase in 3s
[ ] The numbers increase in 5s
[ ] The numbers increase in 10s
Each number (except the first) is 3 more than the one before it
4. What is the next number of the sequence? 140, 130, 120, 110
[ ] 90
[ ] 95
[x] 100
[ ] 105
The numbers are decreasing by 10
5. Which is the next odd number after 151?
[ ] 152
[x] 153
[ ] 155
[ ] 160
151 + 2 = 153
6. Which of these statements is true?
[ ] If you add two even numbers the answer is odd
[ ] If you add two odd numbers the answer is odd
[ ] After 1, every third number is even
[x] After 1, every second number is odd
Every second number starting at 1 is odd.
Every second number starting at 2 is even
7. Which of these statements is true?
[x] An even number ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8
[ ] An odd number ends in 0 or 5
[ ] An even number ends in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9
[ ] An odd number ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8
Even numbers end in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.
Odd numbers end in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9
8. Can you find the rule of this sequence? 125, 127, 129, 131, 133
[x] The numbers increase in 2s
[ ] The numbers increase in 3s
[ ] The numbers increase in 5s
[ ] The numbers increase in 4s
The sequence would continue: 135, 137, 139, 141... etc
9. What is the next number of the sequence? 136, 140, 144, 148
[ ] 150
[x] 152
[ ] 154
[ ] 156
The numbers are increasing in 4s
10. Can you find the rule of this sequence? 50, 75, 100, 125, 150
[ ] The numbers increase in 20s
[x] The numbers increase in 25s
[ ] The numbers increase in 5s
[ ] The numbers increase in 10s
Each number (except the first) is 25 more than the one before it