# Introduction to Number Patterns

## Number Patterns Activity

A number pattern is a series of numbers that follow a pattern. So let’s see one example: 20, 15, 10, 5, 0. Each number is decreased by 5, that’s a pattern.

Number patterns are sequences of numbers that follow a specific rule or pattern. They can be used to help students develop an understanding of mathematical concepts, including algebra and arithmetic. Number patterns are found in many different areas of mathematics, including geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.

In order to identify and extend number patterns, it is important to understand the terms used to describe them. The first term in a number pattern is typically called the initial term, and subsequent terms are generated by applying a consistent rule or formula. The difference between consecutive terms in the pattern is called the common difference, and in some patterns, the ratio between consecutive terms is called the common ratio.

Number patterns can be represented using various methods, including tables, graphs, and algebraic expressions. The study of number patterns allows students to develop problem-solving skills, logical reasoning, and critical thinking skills. By understanding the underlying principles of number patterns, students can apply this knowledge to solve complex mathematical problems in a variety of fields.