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Recognizing number patterns is taught very early on in elementary school. Once children are familiar with the idea that numbers in a sequence do not always increase or decrease by one, they will be asked to extend sequences, or patterns, which may go up or down in twos, fives or tens.

This quiz will help your child to recognize a number pattern and also to be able to extend it.

Can you find the next number in the pattern? Can you find the rule?

1.

Which number does not belong in the pattern?

23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31

23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31

23

27

26

29

This is the only even number. The others are odd and increasing by two each time

2.

Which number comes next in this sequence:

90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40

90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40

35 - The numbers are going down in fives

45 - The numbers are going up in fives

39 - The numbers are going down in ones

30 - The numbers are going down in tens

Each time, the numbers decrease by ten

3.

What is the next number in this sequence:

1, 3, 5, 7

1, 3, 5, 7

8

9

6

10

The numbers are going up in twos, and are all odd

4.

Which number comes next:

35, 40, 45, 50, 55

35, 40, 45, 50, 55

60 - The numbers are going up in fives

50 - The numbers are going down in fives

57 - The numbers are all odd

56 - The numbers are all even

Each number is five more than the previous one

5.

In my sequence, I start at 0, and count up in fives. Which number would be in my sequence?

15

12

13

14

Starting at '0', the sequence would be 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25...

6.

What is the next number in this sequence:

40, 50, 60, 70

40, 50, 60, 70

71

69

80

100

The numbers are increasing by ten each time

7.

What is the next number in this sequence?

28, 26, 24, 22

28, 26, 24, 22

20

21

23

2

The sequence is decreasing by two each time

8.

Starting at 2, I color in all the even numbers in order on my hundred square. When I get to 16, which number will I color in next?

15

17

18

19

18 is the next even number after 16

9.

What is the next number in this sequence:

22, 24, 26, 28

22, 24, 26, 28

32

27

29

30

The numbers are going up in twos each time

10.

What is the next number in this sequence:

15, 20, 25, 30

15, 20, 25, 30

53

32

31

35

The numbers are increasing by five each time

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