What are the next terms of the sequences above?

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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• A Albert, aj.albert@ntlworld.com
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My year five girls are desperate for the answer and frustrated that we don't know where to start. 22nd June.
• Transum,
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• The last sequence is the sequence of answers! Look at the answers you already have for the first four sequences (see below). Sorry Year 5 girls, a bit of a tough one that!
• Inga Moreno, SBA
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• Would be great if you provided with answers, just saves time. I teach nearly every lesson, so would appriciate time saving. [Transum: "Scroll down the page to find the answers to the Starter of the Day"]
• Ms. Flynn, St. Paul's, Brighton UK
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• Wow! Number 3 was tricky but kept my most able (and the maths TA) intrigued for ages. Great selection of sequences for my, very mixed-ability, year 6 class.
• Mr Kavanagh's Fifth Class, C
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• We really enjoyed this one, Emma was the only one (including the teacher) that figured out the fifth sequence.
• Mr Bob, Tutor Classes
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• This is an interesting puzzle. My class was able to work it out easily although the last few were tricky.
• Miss Rose And Rabbit Class, Doha, Qatar
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• Rabbit class from Doha, Qatar enjoyed figuring these out and found out that we can have patterns with both letters and numbers.
We found sequence 5 the hardest!

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22 (Add four to the previous term)
47 (Add 9 to the previous term)
75 (T = 2N+11)
S (Initial letters of days of the week)
5 (Number of letters in the counting numbers)
5 (This sequence is the next terms of the previous sequences)

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