Number Patterns microlesson
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Sometimes numbers follow a pattern and we need to figure out what the rule is so we can figure out the next number in the pattern. Let's figure out what's happening in this number pattern – 1,4,7,10, __. It looks like we're adding three each time. 1 + 3 is 4, 4 + 3 is 7, 7 + 3 is 10, 10 + 3 is 13. Thirteen is our missing number according to the rule  add three. What do you notice about these numbers – 11, 9, 7, 5, 3? Are they increasing or are they decreasing? It looks like we’re subtracting by 2 each time. But we need to make sure we tell where we start from and included it in our rule. So, our rule would be – start at 11 and subtract 2. So, when you are working with number patterns it’s good to use the knowledge you already have, whether the numbers are going up or down, whether they’re adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.
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Begin a number pattern with 3, then use the rule: multiply by 3. What will the third number in the pattern be?
1) 272) 93) 184) 33 
What will the next number in the pattern be? 28, 24, 20, ____.
1) 162) 123) 184) 14 
What is the next number in this pattern?1, 4, 7, 10, ____
1) 132) 143) 124) 30 
What will the next number in this pattern be? 10, 20, 30, ___
1) 402) 153) 504) 31 
What is the missing number in the pattern? 80, 40, 20, ____, 5
1) 102) 153) 184) 8 
Start with 8. The rule is add 2. What will the 5th number be?
1) 182) 163) 144) 20 
What will the next number in this pattern be? 6, 12, 18, ___
1) 242) 193) 224) 30 
What is the missing number in the pattern? 13, 18, ____, 28, 33
1) 232) 223) 244) 26 
Start with 17 and use the rule: add 6. What will the third number be?
1) 292) 233) 254) 26 
Begin with the number 31. Use the rule: subtract 4. What is the fifth number in this pattern?
1) 152) 273) 234) 19 
What is the missing number in the pattern? 39, 37, 35, ___, 31
1) 332) 343) 324) 29 
Which number will eventually be in this pattern? 5, 12, 19, 26,
1) 502) 513) 524) 53 
What is the rule for this pattern? 11, 22, 33, 44
1) Add 112) Add 13) Multiply by 114) Multiply by 10 
What is the rule for this pattern? 2, 4, 8, 16
1) Multiply by 22) Add 23) Subtract 24) Add 4 
What is the rule for this pattern? 3, 6, 12, 24, 48
1) Multiply by 22) Add 33) Add 64) Multiply by 3 
What is the rule for this number pattern?11, 9, 7, 5, 3
1) Start with 11; subtract 22) Start with 11; add 23) Start with 11; subtract 34) Start with 11, subtract 3 
What is the rule for this number pattern? 5, 15, 25, 35
1) Start with 5, then add 102) Start with 5, then multiply by 103) Start with 5, then add 54) Start with 5, then multiply by 5 
Which operation is used in the rule for this number pattern? 16, 19, 22, 25
1) Add2) Subtract3) Multiply4) Divide 
What is the rule for this number pattern?1, 4, 7, 10
1) add 32) subtract 33) add 24) subtract 2 
What is happening in this pattern?1, 4, 7, 10
1) The numbers are increasing.2) The numbers are decreasing.3) The numbers are staying the same.4) The numbers are both increaing and decreasing. 
What is happening in this pattern?11, 9, 7, 5, 3
1) The numbers are decreasing.2) The numbers are increasing.3) The numbers are staying the same.4) The numbers are both increaing and decreasing. 
What do you notice about all of the numbers in this pattern? 5, 11, 17, 23
1) They are all odd.2) They are all even.3) They alternate between even and odd.4) They all have a 1 in the tens place. 
What do you notice about all of the numbers in this pattern? 6, 10, 14, 18
1) They are all even.2) They are all odd.3) They alternate between even and odd.4) They all have a 1 in the tens place. 
Will the next number be even or odd in this pattern? 4, 8, 12, 16, ____
1) Even2) Odd 
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