Friday, November 28, 2014

Unmasking the Times Table

What can you find out about the following sequence of numbers?

4, 10, 16, 22, …..

Is the sequence a disguised times table?

If so each number will be more than the previous number by the same amount.

10 is 6 more than 4

16 is 6 more than 10

22 is 6 more than 16

So the sequence is built on the Six times table

What do you play on the to get ?

You play

The disguised six times table is

Using a wildcard the sequence comes from this hand .

Recorded as 6x + (-2) or 6x – 2

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