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Matchstick Patterns (1)

In this worksheet, students link matchstick problems to number sequences.

'Matchstick Patterns (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Place Value

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Matchstick problems are easy ways to create number sequences.

Look at this sequence of three matchstick patterns.

 

 

Count the number of matchsticks in each pattern to get the following results:

 

Pattern 1          4 matchsticks

Pattern 2          7 matchsticks

Pattern 3         10 matchsticks

 

Notice that the number of matchsticks increases by 3 each time.

This is because we are adding this shape each time:

 

 

We can therefore predict the following:

 

 

Pattern 4         13 matchsticks

Pattern 5         16 matchsticks

Pattern 6         19 matchsticks

 

 

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks are there in Pattern 3 ?

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 4 ?

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 7 ?

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 10 ?

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks are there in Pattern 2 ?

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks are there in Pattern 3 ?

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 4 ?

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 5 ?

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 7 ?

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 10 ?

  • Question 1

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks are there in Pattern 3 ?

CORRECT ANSWER
10
  • Question 2

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 4 ?

CORRECT ANSWER
13
  • Question 3

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 7 ?

CORRECT ANSWER
22
  • Question 4

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 10 ?

CORRECT ANSWER
31
  • Question 5

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks are there in Pattern 2 ?

CORRECT ANSWER
5
  • Question 6

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks are there in Pattern 3 ?

CORRECT ANSWER
7
  • Question 7

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 4 ?

CORRECT ANSWER
9
  • Question 8

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 5 ?

CORRECT ANSWER
11
  • Question 9

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 7 ?

CORRECT ANSWER
15
  • Question 10

Look at this matchstick pattern.

 

 

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 10 ?

CORRECT ANSWER
21
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