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Match Stick Mathematics

Published on 10/03/2012

Activity Overview

Students use match sticks to form geometric patterns. The number of match sticks used is recorded in a table and then generalised using algebra. Patterns generated are linear. The algebraic rules are given meaning by relating the equation to the activity and geometric pattern.

Objectives

Students use match sticks to form geometric patterns. The number of match sticks used is recorded in a table and then generalised using algebra. Patterns generated are linear. The algebraic rules are given meaning by relating the equation to the activity and geometric pattern.

Vocabulary

Variable, input, output, rate of change, constant

About the Lesson

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