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Identify Sequence Types and Find Missing End Numbers

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 End Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Number Sequences

Difficulty level:  

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...

Use the grid below to select whether each number is odd or even.

Identify whether the numbers below are odd or even.

Look at the following number sequence.

 

Which number would come next?

 

Fill in the blank below.

Look at the following number sequence.

 

Which number would come next?

 

Type it in the blank space below.

Which number would come next in this sequence?

 

68, 70, 72, 74, __

Fill in the missing number in this sequence.

Which number comes next in the following sequence?

 

Fill in the blank below.

Which number comes next in this sequence?

 

124, 126, 128, 130, __

Match the sequences to the next number which will appear in each. 

Column A

Column B

210, 220, 230, 240
310
302, 304, 306, 308
419
55, 60, 65, 70
250
411, 413, 415, 417
75

Match each sequence below to its sequence type.

Column A

Column B

140, 150, 160, 170
5 times table
111, 113, 115, 117
Even numbers
65, 70, 75, 80
Odd numbers
98, 100, 102, 104
10 times table
  • Question 1

Use the grid below to select whether each number is odd or even.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
How were your odd and even number detecting skills here? Remember that even numbers end in a 0, 2, 4, 6 or an 8 and odd numbers end in a 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9. If a number begins with an odd number but ends in an even number, it makes the whole number even.
  • Question 2

Identify whether the numbers below are odd or even.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Did you identify the odd and even numbers here? The number 50 is trying to catch us out as it begins with an odd number BUT as it ends in a 0, it is an even number. It's time to put those detective skills to the test and work out the missing number in a sequence.
  • Question 3

Look at the following number sequence.

 

Which number would come next?

 

Fill in the blank below.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Did you notice that this was a sequence of even numbers? The next even number after 84 is 86.
  • Question 4

Look at the following number sequence.

 

Which number would come next?

 

Type it in the blank space below.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
It's time for some odd numbers now detective. The next odd number after 89 is 91.
  • Question 5

Which number would come next in this sequence?

 

68, 70, 72, 74, __

CORRECT ANSWER
76
EDDIE SAYS
Did you notice what kind of sequence we had here? The missing number here is 76. This is an even number sequence and it is going up in 2s each time. 74 + 2 = 76.
  • Question 6

Fill in the missing number in this sequence.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
How much was this sequence going up in each time? This is going up in 10s and 10 more than 230 is 240.
  • Question 7

Which number comes next in the following sequence?

 

Fill in the blank below.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Here we have a sequence going up in 5s. The next multiple of 5 after 110 is 115. Remember that multiples of 5 always end in a 5 or a 0.
  • Question 8

Which number comes next in this sequence?

 

124, 126, 128, 130, __

CORRECT ANSWER
132
EDDIE SAYS
Did you notice that this was another even number sequence? The next even number after 130 is 132.
  • Question 9

Match the sequences to the next number which will appear in each. 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

210, 220, 230, 240
250
302, 304, 306, 308
310
55, 60, 65, 70
75
411, 413, 415, 417
419
EDDIE SAYS
How many matches did you find detective? Check carefully how much each sequence is going up by and add this on to the last number.
  • Question 10

Match each sequence below to its sequence type.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

140, 150, 160, 170
10 times table
111, 113, 115, 117
Odd numbers
65, 70, 75, 80
5 times table
98, 100, 102, 104
Even numbers
EDDIE SAYS
How many matches did you find? Odd numbers end in 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Even numbers end in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 0. Numbers in the 5 times table end in a 5 or a 0. Numbers in the 10 times table end in a 0. Excellent job number detective!
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