Upscale Pattern Block Provocation
Here’s an Upscale Pattern Block provocation to try in a classroom or at home, with your own set of blocks. It take 4 small triangles to build a medium [...]
The next generation of math blocks is coming!
You may have noticed that there are two new items on the “Award Winning Games” dropdown menu. You might want to check those out 🙂
12-gon Puzzle Challenge II
Here are the questions folks contributed: From Paul: Why on earth would you break the symmetry by using a parallelogram instead of two triangles in the [...]
12-gon Puzzle Challenge I
Here are three dodecahedra dodecagons (that is, 12-gons) a group of students I work with put together out of pattern blocks. I have some thoughts about [...]
A motivation for fractions: is it fair?
I was asked last week to teach a guest lesson for 3rd graders on fractions using Everyday Math. The book had some nice lessons, including one that involved [...]
Symmetry and Pattern Blocks
I had a great session the other day with two wonderful kids, age 5 and 7. After warming up with a quick game of Hex, we jumped into our activity for the hour: [...]