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Write the Next Two Numbers in the Sequence (2)

In this worksheet, students learn about number sequences by identifying the difference between successive terms.

'Write the Next Two Numbers in the Sequence (2)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Place Value

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet you have to work out the next two numbers in a sequence.

 

Always look at the gaps between the numbers in a sequence.

 

Example

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

 

95,   87,   79,   71,   A,   B

 

Answer

Work out the difference between the numbers in the sequence and see if you can find a pattern.

 

Here we have:

95 - 87 = 8

87 - 79 = 8

79 - 71 = 8

 

The numbers go down in 8s.

 

So the next two numbers are

A = 71 - 8 = 63

B = 63 - 8 = 55

 

The sequence reads.

95,   87,   79,   71,   63,   55

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