To Be Continued

What are the next terms of the following sequences?

1, 4, 9, 16, 25, ...

10, 19, 28, 37, ...

3, 5, 9, 17, 33, ...

O, T, T, F, F, S, S, E, ...

J, F, M, A, M, J, J, A, ...

R, O, Y, G, B, I, ...

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Hints: One, Two, Three, January, Red

Topics: Starter | Sequences

  • S2, Dalkeith HS
  • My class did very well at this starter and finished it quicker than expected!
  • Marrys Sampson, Mount Cook School
  • This Was On Die hard 4.
  • H. Gamble Year 6, Berrywood
  • We thoroughly enjoyed these sequences! They really got us thinking.Some of the class got them fairly quickly and without the hints.
  • Mr C. Quence, Qwertyville
  • Here are two others for any pupils that finish this starter early:

    A,S,D,F.G,H ...

    Z,X,C,V,B,N ...

    Clue: Look at your keyboard!
  • Topaz Class, Meeching Valley, Newhaven
  • We did quite well with the number sequences, but we struggled with the letter sequences.
  • Transum,
  • Here is a very ancient sequence. What comes next?
    I, V, X, L, C, D ...
  • Bucksburn Maths, Twitter
  • Mrs K, Maths Musketeers
  • What a great starter to the first maths lesson after term. We are going to make our own for homework. We made one about the planets.

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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops?  This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments:

However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below.

Laptops In Lessons

Here is the URL which will take them to a related student activity.

Student Activity

Learn how to quickly generate sequences using a spreadsheet.
Which sequences can and which sequences can't a spreadsheet generate?


Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.


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