Math Pattern Worksheets

Working with mathematical patterns and sequences can be difficult for students. We look at various strategies students can use to solve these in our lesson and worksheet series. We start out with basic concepts and slowly progress to more difficult outlets of understanding.



Introduction (For Beginners)


What's Missing? - Using basic shapes, we find a single missing shape. Breathe in the pattern to fully comprehend what it is doing. Don't jump at the answer, let it come to you.

Complete the Shape Pattern Simple - They have to trust the pattern that is presented. You are asked to figure out what comes next in line. The worksheet assumes that everything is cyclical.

Patterns with 5s and 10s (Skip Counting) - We start very basic. Students start to understand patterns from counting sequences. We work on our 5s and 10s. A great intro to times tables and multpliying by 5 and 10.

Patterns with 20s and 100s (Skip Counting) - The sequences grow and so do the matching skills. Skip by twenties and hundreds to complete all the sequences. This is a great introduction to sequencing.

What Comes Before and After - A kindergarten worksheet. What numbers come before and after the number that you are presented with. A simple yet effective set of tasks.

What's Between Us - Fill in the missing number that fits into the sequence. This is a really nice move away from skip counting and heading towards recognizing patterns.

Missing Odds and Ends Numbers - Fill in any missing numbers in the even-odd matrix. Simple worksheet to get students set into a frame of mind that best suits their learning curve. We work with even and odd numbers in a matrix.



Intermediate Work


Patterns as a Cycle - This follows the basic national assessments you will see today. We now put you in a basic testing format and ask you to explain a repeating pattern and what it will reveal in future iterations of the pattern.

What Letter Comes Next? - Given a sequence of letters, figure out what comes next. We suggest you convert the pattern to a standard numeric code to help you understand the sequence and what comes next.

Circle the Next Picture - We move to visual pictures and see if students can make the transition. Determine the sequence that is taking place and then decide what comes next in the pattern that you are working with.

Complete the Pattern - 10 pages in total. Find the last two parts of the sequence. As the title indicates there are 10 pages. 5 pages of worksheets, 5 pages of answers. The answers explain each pattern in detail. So this can be very helpful.

Complete the Number Pattern - Fill in missing parts of the numeric sequences. They are randomly found. At first, this seems like an easy task for anyone. That is until you realize that some of these patterns are very tricky.

You Complete Me (Shuffle Patterns) - We have students determine the rule that each pattern is following.

Identify the Pattern in Numeric Form - Convert the letters to numbers and then proceed. A great introduction on how to convert patterns to something that is understandable regardless of the variable or expression that you encounter.

Pattern Based Word Problems - All are real world problems that are frequently featured on assessments. We would recommend you draw what is presented to you. At times it can be very confusing without a clearly drawn picture.

Make a Numeric Pattern - You are given shapes. Make sense of them with numbers. Convert each shape pattern to a rhythmic numeric pattern. It can make things very easy for you to use this strategy often.

Smiley Faces and Sad Faces - This one is neat! Make sense of all the crazy happy and sad faces. Can you see the patterns in the faces? This is a very unique pattern sheet. Have fun with this one!

Complete Math Sequences - Find the missing numbers in the sequence using all of your math skills. We give you mixd math sequence. Sometimes it's adding, other times it's repeated products. Figure out what numbers are missing.

Solving Division Sequences - This one focuses in on finding missing quotients. Everything here is division based. Find out what numbers are missing in each sequence.

Patterns of Sums - Each pattern is based on a sum of the numbers in the set. All the sequences are sums of the previous two integers. This makes it easy, but hard at the same time. See how you do!



Advanced Work


Continue the Pattern (Hard) - Things get a bit more tricky with this set. We use sums and differences. Take time to understand the makeup of each pattern. Then determine what the next three slots of the sequence is.

Double Missing Items (Repeater Pattern) - You will see a repeating pattern. Just figure out where it starts and ends. Find the missing shapes. We suggest you back up a bit and number the pattern first to make it much easier on yourself.

Which Item Doesn't Belong? - At first this one seems very easy, but then it really turns up the heat! We ask you to consider a group of items and which items stick out like sore thumbs. It is your basic compare and contrast with an explanation.

Multiplication Sequences - These numbers really get big. Figure out what products are missing in the this battle of multiplication.