Matchstick Patterns
This is a resource I created for 6th Grade students. They design and stick down their own pattern made out of matchsticks; from which they create and begin to use an nth term. This can be extended to look at graphs and other parts of sequences etc...It is


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Created: Nov 6, 2011

Updated: Feb 26, 2019


pdf, 72 KB

Matchstick pattern building


pdf, 113 KB

Matchstick pattern building advice sheet


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Matchsticks Peer Assessment Squares

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