# Matchstick Patterns (2)

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

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Number Problems to 1 000 000

Difficulty level:

### 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 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 6 ?

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 10 ?

• Question 1

Look at this matchstick pattern.

How many matchsticks are there in Pattern 2 ?

15
EDDIE SAYS
Pattern 1 = 8 matchsticks Pattern 2 = 8 + 7 = 15 matchsticks
• Question 2

Look at this matchstick pattern.

How many matchsticks are there in Pattern 3 ?

22
EDDIE SAYS
Pattern 1 = 8 matchsticks Pattern 2 = 8 + 7 = 15 matchsticks Pattern 3 = 15 + 7 = 22 matchsticks
• Question 3

Look at this matchstick pattern.

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 4 ?

29
EDDIE SAYS
Pattern 1 = 8 matchsticks Pattern 2 = 8 + 7 = 15 matchsticks Pattern 3 = 15 + 7 = 22 matchsticks Pattern 4 = 22 + 7 = 29 matchsticks
• Question 4

Look at this matchstick pattern.

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 6 ?

43
EDDIE SAYS
Pattern 2 = 8 + 7 = 15 matchsticks Pattern 3 = 15 + 7 = 22 matchsticks Pattern 4 = 22 + 7 = 29 matchsticks Pattern 5 = 29 +7 = 36 matchsticks Pattern 6 = 36 + 7 = 43 matchsticks
• Question 5

Look at this matchstick pattern.

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 10 ?

71
EDDIE SAYS
Pattern 6 = 36 + 7 = 43 matchsticks Pattern 7 = 43 + 7 = 50 matchsticks Pattern 8 = 50 + 7 = 57 matchsticks Pattern 9 = 57 + 7 = 64 matchsticks Pattern 10 = 64 + 7 = 71 matchsticks
• Question 6

Look at this matchstick pattern.

How many matchsticks are there in Pattern 2 ?

16
EDDIE SAYS
Pattern 1 = 4 matchsticks Pattern 2 = 4 + 12 = 16 matchsticks
• Question 7

Look at this matchstick pattern.

How many matchsticks are there in Pattern 3 ?

28
EDDIE SAYS
Pattern 1 = 4 matchsticks Pattern 2 = 4 + 12 = 16 matchsticks Pattern 3 = 16 + 12 = 28 matchsticks
• Question 8

Look at this matchstick pattern.

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 4 ?

40
EDDIE SAYS
Pattern 1 = 4 matchsticks Pattern 2 = 4 + 12 = 16 matchsticks Pattern 3 = 16 + 12 = 28 matchsticks Pattern 4 = 28 + 12 = 40 matchsticks
• Question 9

Look at this matchstick pattern.

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 5 ?

52
EDDIE SAYS
Pattern 1 = 4 matchsticks Pattern 2 = 4 + 12 = 16 matchsticks Pattern 3 = 16 + 12 = 28 matchsticks Pattern 4 = 28 + 12 = 40 matchsticks Pattern 5 = 40 + 12 = 52 matchsticks
• Question 10

Look at this matchstick pattern.

How many matchsticks will there be in Pattern 10 ?

112
EDDIE SAYS
Pattern 6 = 52 + 12 = 64 matchsticks Pattern 7 = 64 + 12 = 76 matchsticks Pattern 8 = 76 + 12 = 88 matchsticks Pattern 9 = 88 + 12 = 100 matchsticks Pattern 10 = 100 + 12 = 112 matchsticks
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