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

Number Patterns

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Recognizing number patterns is taught very early on in elementary school. To begin with, children will learn to recognize 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 recognize other sequences, perhaps even developing their own patterns and sequences.

Can you work out the number patterns?

1.
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
2.
What is the next number in this sequence:
99, 98, 97, 96, 95
94
90
100
99
The numbers are going down in ones
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
What is the next number in this sequence:
12, 14, 16, 18
20
12
22
2
The numbers are going up in twos
8.
What is the next number in this sequence:
80, 70, 60, 50, 40
41
30
39
10
The numbers are going down in tens
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
10.
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
Author:  Angela Smith

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