This square of squares pattern has edge length 5 squares. You could make this pattern with 48 matchsticks.

Work out the number of edge squares and the number of lines (matchsticks) needed to make the pattern with:
  • side length 6,
  • side length 25,
  • side length 100,
  • side length n.

Click here to download the SQUARES PATTERN worksheet.

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