*Numeracy test practice*

The most basic type of numeracy tips relate to the four basic mathematical operators.

# Numeracy Test Tips

- Start by calculating the difference between the first andsecond, and the second and third numbers. Can you see a pattern? If so it is likely to be a pattern based upon addition or subtraction. For example:

- Is the sequence based upon adding the same number each time ?(e.g. adding 2 to the number each time)
- Is the sequence based upon adding two numbers together each time? (e.g. adding the previous two numbers together each time)
- Is the sequence based upon subtracting the same number each time? (e.g. subtracting 2 from the number each time)

- If the series does not appear to be based upon addition or subtraction then the next option to consider is that it is based upon multiplication – for example multiplying by the same number each time.
- If this doesn’t provide a solution then consider whether it looks like two different series of numbers – rather than the more commonly found single series.
- Now you need to start thinking outside of the box. Try not to think in terms of the traditional counting system 1, 2, 3.

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