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Continue a number pattern (add/sub)
Lesson

If you look at lists of numbers likeĀ $1$1, $3$3, $5$5, $7$7, you might notice the numbers jump by the same amount each time. This is what we call a simpleĀ pattern. The amazing thing about patterns is that we don't just look at patterns - we can continue patterns!

Watch the video below to see how to continue a number pattern.

Now that we've learned how to continue a number pattern, try some questions yourself!

Worked Examples

Example 1

Write the next number in the pattern:

  1. $2$2, $4$4, $6$6, $8$8, $10$10, $12$12, $\editable{}$

Example 2

Complete the following pattern.

  1. $3$3 $6$6 $9$9 $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$

Example 3

Complete the following pattern.

  1. $36$36 $32$32 $28$28 $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$

Outcomes

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