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Sequences: Generate Linear Number Sequences

In this worksheet, students generate linear number sequences from the given instructions and formulae.

'Sequences: Generate Linear Number Sequences' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Know Linear Number Sequences

Popular topics:   Algebra worksheets, Ordering Numbers worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Look at this number sequence:


12, 14, 16, 18, 20, ...


The sequence starts at 12 and the rule is to add 2 to the previous term.


The 1st term is 12

The 2nd term is 14

The 3rd term is 16

The 4th term is 18

The 5th term is 20


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A sequence starts at 15 and follows the rule to add 3 to the previous term.

What is the 5th term of this sequence?



The 1st term is 15

The 2nd term is 15 + 3 = 18

The 3rd term is 18 + 3 = 21

The 4th term is 21 + 3 = 24

The 5th term is 24 + 3 = 27


Does that make sense?


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