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Follow a Rule to Find a Number in a Sequence

In this worksheet, students will find the next number in a sequence given a simple rule.

'Follow a Rule to Find a Number in a Sequence ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Number Problems

Popular topics:   Ordering Numbers worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Number sequences sometimes use rules to generate the next number.


Here is a simple rule:


If the number is even, divide it by 2.

If the number is odd, subtract 1 from it.

Stop when you get to the number 1.


Look at this number worm, which shows this rule starting at the number 60.


Number worm


That's quite a worm! Did you see how it follows the rule all the way from 60 to 1?


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Let's have a go at some more number worms now.

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