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Identify Sequence Types and Find Missing Numbers (Advanced Times Tables)

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

'Identify Sequence Types and Find Missing Numbers (Advanced Times Tables)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Number Sequences

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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!

We are counting on you...

Which times table does the following sequence use?

 

24, 32, 40, 48, 56

8 times table

4 times table

5 times table

Which times table does the following sequence use?

 

12, 18, 24, 30, 36

8 times table

6 times table

4 times table

Which number would complete the following sequence?

 

40, 48, 56, 64, __

Which number is missing from the following sequence?

 

24, 30, __ , 42, 48

Which number is missing from the following sequence?

 

11, 22, 33, __ , 55

Which number is missing from the following sequence?

 

18, 24, 30, 36, 42, __, 54

Which number is missing from the following sequence?

 

9, 18, 27, __ , 45

Which number is missing from the following sequence?

 

55, 66, 77, __ , 99

Match the sequences to the times tables they are using.

Column A

Column B

22, 33, 44, 55
11 times table
32, 36, 40, 44
6 times table
18, 24, 30, 36
4 times table

Match the sequences below to the times tables they use.

Column A

Column B

24, 32, 40, 48
8 times table
27, 36, 45, 54
3 times table
21, 24, 27, 30
9 times table
  • Question 1

Which times table does the following sequence use?

 

24, 32, 40, 48, 56

CORRECT ANSWER
8 times table
EDDIE SAYS
Did you notice that all of these numbers were in the 8 times table? The numbers are getting 8 bigger each time. Which number would come next in the sequence?
  • Question 2

Which times table does the following sequence use?

 

12, 18, 24, 30, 36

CORRECT ANSWER
6 times table
EDDIE SAYS
How much bigger is the number getting each time? This sequence is going up in the 6 times table. Which number would be next in the sequence? If you are still learning your 6 times table yet, you can double your 3 times table.
  • Question 3

Which number would complete the following sequence?

 

40, 48, 56, 64, __

CORRECT ANSWER
72
EDDIE SAYS
Did you notice that these numbers are all in the 8 times table? The next number in the 8 times table after 64 is 72. How many 8s are in 72? Keep up the hard work times table detective!
  • Question 4

Which number is missing from the following sequence?

 

24, 30, __ , 42, 48

CORRECT ANSWER
36
EDDIE SAYS
Here the sequence is going up in 6s. 6 more than 30 is 36. Always check carefully how much bigger the sequence is getting each time.
  • Question 5

Which number is missing from the following sequence?

 

11, 22, 33, __ , 55

CORRECT ANSWER
44
EDDIE SAYS
Did you notice that this sequence was going up in 11s? The missing number is 44 as it is 11 more than 33. I love the pattern with the numbers in the 11 times table! Do you?
  • Question 6

Which number is missing from the following sequence?

 

18, 24, 30, 36, 42, __, 54

CORRECT ANSWER
48
EDDIE SAYS
It's another 6 times table sequence. 6 more than 42 is 48. Here is a fun rhyme to help you remember this one: 6 and 8 went on a date and when they came back they were 48!
  • Question 7

Which number is missing from the following sequence?

 

9, 18, 27, __ , 45

CORRECT ANSWER
36
EDDIE SAYS
Which times table features in our sequence here? This time it's going up in 9s. The next number in the 9 times table after 27 is 36. Remember that all of the digits add up to 9 in the 9 times table. This is a top tip to help make it more memorable for us!
  • Question 8

Which number is missing from the following sequence?

 

55, 66, 77, __ , 99

CORRECT ANSWER
88
EDDIE SAYS
It's the 11 times table again. Which number is 11 more than 77? 88 is the next number in the 11 times table. If you always check how much the sequence is going up, in you'll be a pro detective in no time!
  • Question 9

Match the sequences to the times tables they are using.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

22, 33, 44, 55
11 times table
32, 36, 40, 44
4 times table
18, 24, 30, 36
6 times table
EDDIE SAYS
How many matches did you find? The 11 times table can be nice to spot as the numbers are often repeated! 2-2, 3-3, 4-4 etc. I'm counting on you to count carefully each time to see how much the sequence is going up in.
  • Question 10

Match the sequences below to the times tables they use.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

24, 32, 40, 48
8 times table
27, 36, 45, 54
9 times table
21, 24, 27, 30
3 times table
EDDIE SAYS
How many matches did you spot? Remember that the digits of any number in the 9 times table add up to 9. If we look at the number 27, 2 + 7 = 9. Excellent work number detective!
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