# Patterns and Sequences KS1

### Our Numbers

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These spinners will give you the tens and unit digits of a number. Can you choose sets of numbers to collect so that you spin six numbers belonging to your sets in as few spins as possible?

### Cube Bricks and Daisy Chains

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Daisy and Akram were making number patterns. Daisy was using beads that looked like flowers and Akram was using cube bricks. First they were counting in twos.

### Chairs and Tables

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Make a chair and table out of interlocking cubes, making sure that the chair fits under the table!

### Domino Patterns

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What patterns can you make with a set of dominoes?

### Domino Sequences

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Find the next two dominoes in these sequences.

### Sorting Numbers

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?

### Even and Odd

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This activity is best done with a whole class or in a large group. Can you match the cards? What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together?

### Largest Even

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How would you create the largest possible two-digit even number from the digit I've given you and one of your choice?

### I Like ...

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

### Poly Plug Pattern

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Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?

### Ring a Ring of Numbers

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Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

### Chain of Changes

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Arrange the shapes in a line so that you change either colour or shape in the next piece along. Can you find several ways to start with a blue triangle and end with a red circle?

### Making Sticks

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Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?

### How Odd

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This problem challenges you to find out how many odd numbers there are between pairs of numbers. Can you find a pair of numbers that has four odds between them?

### Caterpillars

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These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?

### Hundred Square

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?

### The Tomato and the Bean

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At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the same height?

### Lots of Lollies

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Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

### Biscuit Decorations

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?

### How Would We Count?

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.

### Sitting Round the Party Tables

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

### Count the Digits

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

In this investigation we are going to count the number of 1s, 2s, 3s etc in numbers. Can you predict what will happen?