Number Patterns
UK Primary (3-6)
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Patterns with tenths and hundredths (add/sub)
Lesson

Let's bring together everything we've seen so far with patterns - whether working with decimals in the tenths place, decimals in the hundredths place, or fractions. Each time, we've seen that we need to:

  1. Find the pattern - which will either be given, or which will need to be found by looking at the list of numbers.
  2. Continue the pattern - using the pattern that you found.

Watch the video below to see some examples!

Now that you've seen how to work with patterns using decimals and fractions, have a go at some questions!

Worked Examples

Example 1

Complete the pattern.

  1. $\frac{8}{10}$810 $\frac{7}{10}$710 $\frac{6}{10}$610 $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$
  2. What is the pattern?

    The numbers are decreasing by $10$10

    A

    The numbers are decreasing by $0.1$0.1

    B

    The numbers are decreasing by $0.01$0.01

    C

    The numbers are decreasing by $1$1

    D

    The numbers are decreasing by $10$10

    A

    The numbers are decreasing by $0.1$0.1

    B

    The numbers are decreasing by $0.01$0.01

    C

    The numbers are decreasing by $1$1

    D

Example 2

Complete the pattern.

  1. $0.3$0.3 $1.0$1.0 $1.7$1.7 $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$
  2. What is the pattern?

    The numbers are increasing by $\frac{7}{100}$7100

    A

    The numbers are increasing by $\frac{7}{10}$710

    B

    The numbers are increasing by $70$70

    C

    The numbers are increasing by $7$7

    D

    The numbers are increasing by $\frac{7}{100}$7100

    A

    The numbers are increasing by $\frac{7}{10}$710

    B

    The numbers are increasing by $70$70

    C

    The numbers are increasing by $7$7

    D

Example 3

Complete the pattern.

  1. $0.02$0.02 $0.03$0.03 $0.04$0.04 $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$ $\editable{}$
  2. What is the pattern?

    The numbers are increasing by $\frac{1}{10}$110

    A

    The numbers are increasing by $\frac{1}{100}$1100

    B

    The numbers are increasing by $1$1

    C

    The numbers are increasing by $10$10

    D

    The numbers are increasing by $\frac{1}{10}$110

    A

    The numbers are increasing by $\frac{1}{100}$1100

    B

    The numbers are increasing by $1$1

    C

    The numbers are increasing by $10$10

    D

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