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Puzzling Patterns

Puzzling Patterns
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This worksheet will support your students to identify and continue number patterns as a result of addition and subtraction. Students first identify the rule in the pattern table, complete the missing numbers to continue the pattern and then circle the correct rule. Students create number patterns after reading the instructions for Question 2. 

Suitable for
  • Fast Finishers
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9M3N07 9

Follow and create algorithms involving a sequence of steps and decisions to investigate numbers; describe any emerging patterns

ACMNA060 8.4

Describe, continue, and create number patterns resulting from performing addition or subtraction


Describe, continue, and create number patterns resulting from performing addition or subtraction


Use a function machine and the inverse machine as a model to apply mathematical rules to numbers or shapes

MA2-1WM old

Uses appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent, mathematical ideas

MA2-2WM old

Selects and uses appropriate mental or written strategies, or technology, to solve problems

MA2-3WM old

Checks the accuracy of a statement and explains the reasoning used

MA2-8NA old

Generalises properties of odd and even numbers, generates number patterns, and completes simple number sentences by calculating missing values

MA2-AR-01 new

Selects and uses mental and written strategies for addition and subtraction involving 2- and 3-digit numbers

MA2-AR-02 new

Completes number sentences involving addition and subtraction by finding missing values

MA2-MR-01 new

Represents and uses the structure of multiplicative relations to 10 × 10 to solve problems

MA2-MR-02 new

Completes number sentences involving multiplication and division by finding missing values

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