# Equal Steps

## Equal Steps Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 6, 7, 8, 9

## Equal Steps resource description

This resource consists of five differentiated pages of number sequences. There are three patterns for pupils to complete on each page.

Two numbers are given and there are five blanks to fill. Each page is more difficult than the last and there is something for a wide range of year groups and abilities to complete.

We have included a blank page for teachers and parents to create their own puzzles.

# Cazoom Maths Starters: Equal Steps

This resource challenges learners to complete number sequences where the difference between each number is the same (equal steps).

## Why are number sequences important?

Number sequences help develop:

• Pattern recognition: Identifying and extending patterns in numbers.
• Arithmetic fluency: Improving addition and subtraction skills.
• Algebraic thinking: Understanding how numbers change in a rule.
• Problem-solving skills: Applying strategies to find missing values.

## How can this resource help?

This resource provides:

• Engaging task: Challenges learners to complete number sequences.
• Clear instructions: Guides learners through the activity.
• Variety of sequences: Includes different starting points and steps.
• Free PDF download: Offers an easily accessible learning activity.

## Benefits for learners:

• Improves understanding of number sequences and patterns.
• Strengthens arithmetic skills and number sense.
• Develop problem-solving and reasoning strategies.
• Provides a foundation for more advanced maths concepts.

This resource is perfect for teachers looking for a warm-up activity or for parents wanting to support their child's maths learning in a way that builds core number skills.

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