How do you recognize a pattern in number sequences? Have you ever played "hangman?" The game where you have to fill the missing letters in the blanks till you guess the word completely? It is really fun to play, right? Well, similar to the game, math has a number series that goes on and on. The secret to filling the number in the sequence is to find the pattern that is being followed. Before we move on to find the pattern, it is important that you first know what sequence itself means. In math, the word sequence refers to a set of things, usually numbers that are presented in order. Every number in the sequence series is known as term, member, or element. The next step is to find what the pattern is, or what rule is being used in the given sequence. For example; 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13... The dots at the end of the sequence indicate that the sequence is infinite. In the example, the pattern used is odd numbers. To find out the pattern, it is important that you thoroughly look at it. Just like this sequence, there are other sequences with patterns. You can solve them by paying attention; they are quite easy!
Numbers lines make it easy to see set or guided patterns through a series of digits or codes. In this section we feature lessons that adhere to of finality. Finish what you started is what it is all about. The vast diversity of patterns that are presented here are sheer mind boggling. We cover such a diversity of concepts that it is unreal. These worksheets explain how to fill in the blanks along simple number lines. Some questions do not require that all blanks be completed, just the given number.