Monday Challenge: 8th June
I have made a pattern with matchsticks.
Can you work out how many matchsticks are required to make pattern 5?
What about pattern 6?
What about pattern 7
Do you notice a pattern in your results?
TOP TIP: Try putting your findings into a table. This will help you spot the pattern.
Can you work out the number of matchsticks that would be required to make pattern 100 without actually making it.
TOP TIP: Look for a relationship between the pattern number and the number of matchsticks used.
EXTENSION: Can you write out a formula which shows the relationship between the pattern number (P) and the number of match sticks required (MS)?
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