Number Patterns

Number Patterns

The activities in this collection encourage children to create, recognise, extend and explain number patterns. Read the article for more information and to find out why these particular tasks have been selected.

Pattern Sniffing 

Age 5 to 11
This article for primary teachers outlines how we can encourage children to create, identify, extend and explain number patterns and why being able to do so is useful.

Domino Patterns 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
What patterns can you make with a set of dominoes?

Ring a Ring of Numbers 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

Lots of Lollies 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
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?

Domino Sets 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
How do you know if your set of dominoes is complete?

Consecutive Numbers 

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

Times Tables Shifts 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?