The following activity sheets give your beginning students an introduction to patterns in mathematical operations.

#### How Do You Recognize a Pattern in Mathematical Operations? Patterns are difficult to crack. They consume time and energy and takes a whole lot of effort to identify the consistency of the pattern. Having said that, patterns are not limited or restricted to one kind. There are numerous mathematical patterns that revolve around mathematical operations. So, as we climb up the ladder in mathematics, we are faced with mathematical patterns that are difficult to spot. However, following a few tips you can easily the counting mathematical pattern. While counting may seem simple, it involves the understanding of the basic ideas. To identify/spot a counting pattern, you must do the following: Know the sequence of the numbers. Know that the problem involves a series. Figure out either the numbers have to be counted up or down. Find out the order of the listed numbers, are they arranged in ascending or descending order. Now start with the counting. Start with 1 and move forward. Try to crack the formula hidden in the series. Eventually you will find out the series of the number and if there are any missing numbers, you can find them too.

Any number pattern follows a certain rule that is fixed and never changes. When you are trying to detect a pattern in a math sequence you will need to take your time. The first step to take is to look for an increase or decrease in value across the pattern. If an increase is involved addition or multiplication must be involved. If there is a decrease in value subtraction or division is to blame. Your students will use these worksheets to practice filling in the blanks in number progressions according to the given operators. Calculators may be necessary for some of the larger progressions.

# Patterns in Mathematical Operations Worksheets

## Identifying (Addition Rules) Patterns Worksheet

Students will fill in the blanks in number progressions according to addition rules. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

Students will practice filling in an incomplete pattern that is based on rules of addition. Ten problems are provided.

## Identifying (Sum and Difference) Patterns Worksheet

Students will break down and analyze an arrangement of values that models sum and difference rules. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

Students will practice filling in the blanks in sequences based on or according to sum and difference rules. Ten problems are provided.

## Identifying (Multiplication and Addition) Patterns Worksheet

These numbered sets run using an multiplication and addition rules. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

We will evaluate patterned rules that are based on multiplication and addition operations. Ten problems are provided.

## Identifying (Multiplication and Subtraction) Patterns Worksheet

We run a different direction by examining progressions that are ranged according to multiplication and subtraction. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

Fill in all the missing sections of data in this sequence. Ten problems are provided.

## Identifying (Subtraction and Addition) Patterns Worksheet

We go back to basics with this worksheet. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

Students will determine the rule set that is dialed into each of these exercises. Ten problems are provided.

## Identifying (Subtract Rules) Patterns Worksheet

Find the leaks that exist in these data streams they all follow a difference rule. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

Students will practice breaking down these math sentences. Ten problems are provided.

## Addition Rules Identification Patterns Worksheet

We will work with addition rule sets. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

We can help you find the holes in each of these data sets. Ten problems are provided.

## Identifying (Multiplication Rules) Patterns Worksheet

Students will fill in the missing pieces in number progressions according to multiplication rules. Ten problems are provided.

## Practice

These are also following the multiplication rules we just examined. Ten problems are provided.