The most basic type of numeracy practice are the four mathematical operators.                     

Numeracy Tips

  1. 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)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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