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

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