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Number Patterns and Sequences

Problems in this category reinforce the structure of our number system and develop students� ability to make predictions.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 1: Algebra
NCTM Standards:
Algebra Standard for Grades PreK3
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Apple Celebration


Grade 1. Figure out the growth pattern of a tree to predict its future height.
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Catching Minnows


Grade 2. Figure out how many minnows Anna will catch if she continues a
pattern.
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Clowning Around


Grade 1. Use repeated addition to find out how many balls the clowns are
juggling.
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Cupcake Combinations


Grade K. Extend a pattern of cupcakes.
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Goody Bags


Grade 2. How many red and green gumdrops will Antonia put in each goody bag
if she wants each goody bag to be different?
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Gym Line

Grade K. Identify a pattern and use it to figure out who's next in line.
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How Far Will Taylor Run?


Grade 2. Follow a pattern to figure out how far Taylor can run without
stopping.
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How Tall Is Your Tower?


Grade 1. Identify the pattern and use it to answer some questions about a row
of block towers.
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I Can Skip Count


Grade 1. Find the next numbers in the pattern.
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Ice Cream Sandwiches


Grade K. Find out how many cookies Ariana needs to make enough treats for
her friends.
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I See a Pattern


Grade K. What is the next number in the sequence?
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Magic More Machine


Grade K. Figure out what the Magic More Machine does when you put fruits and
veggies into it.
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Picture This


Grade 2. Find out how many pictures Isabel will finish if she keeps drawing
more each day.
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Playing with Patterns


Grade 1. Find the next numbers in the pattern.
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Saul's Cupcakes


Grade K. Figure out how many cupcakes Saul will put on the fifth plate.
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Snow Globes


Grade 2. Follow a pattern to figure out how many snow globes Angie will place
on her shelves.
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The ArmWrestling Match


Grade 2. How many armwrestling matches will take place in a contest between
six friends?
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