## Number Patterns

February 19, 2013 8:44 pm Enrichment, From the Teacher, Grade 1 Lessons, Grade 2 Lessons, Grade 3 Lessons, Grade 4, Grade 5 Lessons, Grade 6, MathematicsNumber Patterns are typical math drill that children encounter although most of the time, the obvious is not that obvious.

**Patterns are repeated over and over**. These could be numbers, repeated lines, colors, shapes, forms and even behavior.

For an example on number patterns, the factors for 2 are the following: 2 4 6 8 10

12 14 16 18 20

22 24 26 28 30

Number patterns are often given in math aptitude tests because it serves to see how students observe the way the numbers in a number series (among other things) relate to each other.

Some examples of number patterns:

**Arithmetic Sequences**:

1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, …

25, 23, 21, 19, 17, 15, …

**Geometric Sequences**:

3, 9, 27, 81, 243, 729, 2187, …

**Cube Numbers**:

1, 8, 27, 64, 125, 216, 343, 512, 729, …

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