They are composed of 6 shapes and colors and can be used for exploration, sorting, patterning, shape recognition, and spatial reasoning. They can also be used when investigating symmetry, linear and area measurement, fractions, and problem solving.
Pattern Blocks are composed of:
- Green Equilateral Triangle
- Blue Regular Rhombus
- Red Trapezoid
- Yellow Hexagon
- Orange Square
- Beige Rhombus
Students can have lots of fun investigating patterns, learning math concepts, and creating pictures with pattern blocks.
Here are links to pattern block templates, so you can make your own pattern blocks, as well as links to fun online and offline activities to do with pattern blocks. They are extremely versatile and can be used in many areas of mathematics.
Click on the Links:
~ Pattern Blocks Template
~ Click here: Pattern Blocks
Commercial Pattern Blocks can be made of plastic, foam, or wood. Some are magnetic and there are even some available for the overhead projector. Design cards and activity books are also available.