Pattern Matching Puzzles

Pattern matching is a major part of computational thinking. It is a key part of generalising solutions.

Here are some pattern matching puzzles for primary pre-coders (UK KS1) that also support numeracy.

Odd Cat Out

Circle a cat that does NOT fit the pattern in each row of cats.

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Caterpillar Patterns

Complete the blank segment of the caterpillar to finish the pattern.

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Complete the missing words to finish the pattern.

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Lighthouse Patternslighthousepattern1

Write the number in the light of the lighthouse that continues the pattern.

A good way to spot many number patterns is to make a new series of numbers by subtracting the numbers next to each other in the original series.


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