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Identify Sequence Types and Find Missing Numbers

In this worksheet, students will identify missing numbers in sequences of odd and even numbers, as well as times table sequences.

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'Identify Sequence Types and Find Missing Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Number Sequences

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Number detective, you’ve arrived just in time!  

We’re faced with a new puzzle and we hope you can help us solve it.  


Can you work out which number comes next in this sequence?

6, 8, 10, 12, 14, __


Did you get 16?


This is an even number sequence and the next even number after 14 is 16.


Even numbers are numbers which end in 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0.


Which number is missing from this sequence?

3, 5, 7, __ , 11, 13


This is a sequence of odd numbers and the missing odd number, between 7 and 11, is 9.


Odd numbers are numbers which end in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.


Sometimes, sequences may go up or down in multiples from your times tables.


Which times table does this sequence form part of and can you figure out which number comes next?

3, 6, 9, 12, __


This is the three times table and the missing number is 15.


It’s now your turn to find the missing numbers.

Good luck number detective!

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