# Describe Linear Number Sequences

In this worksheet, students will describe linear number sequences by giving the starting number and the rule.

Key stage:  KS 2

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

Example

Look at this sequence:

12, 19, 26, 33, 40, ...

What is the starting number and what is the rule?

The 1st term is 12 so that is the starting number.

19 - 12 = 7

26 - 19 = 7

33 - 26 = 7

40 - 33 = 7

So the rule is to add 7

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