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#### Tiles, Blocks, Sapphires & Gold: Designing a Treasure Map

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young cartographers in groups hide treasure at school and then create a map to find it using pattern blocks and tiles. They make paintings with clues to create a visual representation of the location of their treasure. Groups present...
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#### Shape Hunt

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore two-dimensional and solid shapes. In this shapes and patterns geometry lesson, students work with a partner to create identifiable objects using tangrams. Students describe the attributes of their shape and their partner...
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#### Investigation - Square Numbers and Triangle Numbers

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate growth patterns using blocks. In this square and triangle numbers lesson, 5th graders predict sizes of larger triangles and squares based on numerical patterns they observed while building.
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#### Investigation - Can You Guess My Favorite Color?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore a bag of mixed pattern blocks. As a class they discuss different attributes of these shapes. For this math lesson, 2nd graders search to find shapes that are similar by placing shapes on top of one another to...
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#### Patterns

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders work with different types of patterns. In this pattern lesson, 2nd graders go to a pattern block webpage and use Unifix cubes to create their own patterns. They find patterns in the real world and draw their own examples.
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#### Symmetry

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders find the lines of symmetry in pattern blocks and alphabet letters. In this symmetry instructional activity, 2nd graders discuss what symmetry is, view examples of lines of symmetry and apply what they have learned by...
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#### Pattern Block Design

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this using pattern blocks to create a design worksheet, students read and apply criteria to create a design with pattern blocks, trace it, and draw lines of symmetry. Students complete four pattern block activities.
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#### Pattern Block Pieces

For Students Pre-K - K
In this Pattern Block Pieces worksheet, learners fit pattern blocks into a given pattern block design. The design includes two angles of the same shaped, one flipped upside down.
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#### Polygons: Angles vs. Sides

For Teachers K - 4th
Students analyze the relationship between the number of sides of a polygon and the sum of its angles. Pattern blocks are utilized to trace the outside of the shapes. They make their own outline of a four-sided polygon from the replica of...
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#### Getting in Shape Again

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create rocket shapes out of pattern blocks. They draw a picture of a rocket, build a pattern block rocket following simple directions, and complete a graph of the shapes used.
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#### Pattern Blocks to Understand Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students use pattern blocks to help them complete fraction problems. In this fraction lesson plan, students complete problems on worksheets provided.
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#### Identifying Relative Value of Pattern Blocks

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students assign value to different shapes of pattern blocks, and estimate values and use process of elimination to determine values. In this pattern block values lesson plan, students trace each block on a worksheet and use 5 blocks to...
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#### Shapes and Patterns- Kaleidoscope

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create art using shapes. In this shapes and patterns lesson, 3rd graders explore multiple ways of combining shapes to create new objects and art.
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#### Finding Patterns with Frogs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create patterns. For this math lesson, students complete and create patterns using pattern blocks or disks. Students analyze the patterns they see.
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#### Problem Solving Using Pattern Blocks

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners use pattern blocks to create a figure that is described to them and establish a pattern based on the description of the geometric figure. In this pattern blocks lesson plan, students fill out shape and fraction worksheets.
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#### Working With Pattern Blocks

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use pattern blocks to complete patterns, puzzle, and area centers. In this pattern blocks lesson plan, 4th graders also demonstrate fractions and use the SMART Board with their pattern blocks.
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#### Symmetry with Manipulatives

For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate symmetry in patterns by utilizing unifix cubes.  In this pattern lesson, 1st graders practice creating patterns that are perfectly symmetrical no matter which way it's looked at.  Students utilize original...
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#### Tessellations

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use pattern blocks to create tessellations. In this tessellations lesson, 4th graders create tessellations from a tessellation web page and define a tessellation. Students find examples of tessellations in their world....
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#### Pattern Block Polygons

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create polygons. In this shapes lesson, 6th graders explore prefixes such as oct, tri, quad, pent, etc. and share their findings. Students use pattern blocks to create two different polygons and label them.
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#### Pattern Block Christmas Tree

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this pattern blocks Christmas worksheet, students look at a pattern and build a Christmas tree out of pattern blocks. An original for pattern block copies is provided.
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#### Pattern Block Shapes

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this pattern blocks worksheet, learners cover the given shape with pattern blocks and trace each block in the design. Students make sure the design has the dotted line as a line of symmetry.
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#### Symmetric Snowflake

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this pattern block symmetry activity, students analyze one half of a snowflake design. Students cover the design with pattern blocks and complete the design so that the dotted line is a line of symmetry.
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#### Combine and Separate Shapes

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this pattern blocks review worksheet, students combine and separate shapes in order to solve 3 problems. Students also respond to a test prep question.
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#### Pattern Blocks

For Students 1st - 5th
In this literacy activity, students color in the pattern blocks and cut them out in order to create new patterns as a puzzle or examples of polygons.