How to Identify Math Patterns
Remember the game hangman? It is a game where you have to fill the missing letters in the blanks till you guess the word completely. Isn't it fun and exciting to play? Well, similar to the game, mathematics, too, has a number series that goes on and on! The whole idea of filling the number in the sequence is to find the pattern that is being followed so that you can fill in the missing blanks!
But before we move on to finding what a pattern is, it is important that you first a sequence itself means!
In math, the word sequence refers to a set of things, usually numbers that are presented in order. Every number in the sequence series is known as a term, member, or element. The next step is to find what the pattern is, or what rule is being used in the given sequence.
For example; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12...
The dots at the end of the sequence means that the sequence is infinite. In the example, the pattern used are even numbers. To find out the pattern, it is essential that you thoroughly look at it. Just like this sequence, there are other sequences with patterns. You can solve them by paying attention; they are quite easy!