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O, T, T, F, F, S, S… Sequence Puzzle

My students have really been enjoying the sequence puzzles I have been posting lately, so I thought I would challenge them with the O, T, T, F, F, S, S, … sequence.

This sequence puzzle asks: What is the next letter in the sequence?

O, T, T, F, F, S, S, Sequence What is the next letter in the sequence?

Like I did with the M Heart 8 Sequence, I put each individual letter on its own magnet (using ceramic disc magnets) so I can add a new term to the sequence each day.

O, T, T, F, F, S, S, Sequence What is the next letter in the sequence?

I find that putting the puzzle up piece by piece really raises the engagement level with my students. The first thing students do when they walk in the room is check to see what I added to see if their theory is correct.

O, T, T, F, F, S, S, Sequence What is the next letter in the sequence?

Have you figured it out yet?

O, T, T, F, F, S, S, Sequence What is the next letter in the sequence?

I ended up typing up 12 letters in total, but I doubt I will use them all with my students.

O, T, T, F, F, S, S, Sequence What is the next letter in the sequence?

Still stuck? I will give you a hint. This is still a numerical sequence. I could just as easily ask, what is the next number in the sequence.

Puzzle Solutions

I intentionally do not share solutions to the puzzles I feature on my website because I strive to provide learning experiences for my students that are not google-able. I would like other teachers to be able to use these puzzles in their classrooms as well without the solutions being easily found on the Internet.

However, I do recognize that us teachers are busy people and sometimes need to quickly reference an answer key to see if a student has solved a puzzle correctly or to see if they have interpreted the instructions properly.

If you are a teacher who is using these puzzles in your classroom, please send me an email at sarah@mathequalslove.net with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.

Will Gourley

Monday 19th of April 2021

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Connie

Saturday 10th of April 2021

How many letters did it take before a student figured out the sequence?

Sarah Carter

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

It varied from class to class. Some figured it out right away. Others never did!