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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

Year:  Year 3 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Number Problems to 1000

Popular topics:   Ordering Numbers worksheets

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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.



Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:


95,   87,   79,   71,   A,   B



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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