## What are the names of the pattern blocks?

A set of pattern blocks usually consists of 4 shapes: a hexagon, trapezoid, rhombus, and triangle. (Some sets also contain 2 more shapes, a square and a thin rhombus, but these are not used during explorations of fractions.) Each block is a different color.

## What are virtual pattern blocks used for?

Most virtual pattern blocks include activities and suggestions for teachers (and often parents), as well as ideas for student discussions and sharing. The use of virtual pattern blocks extends the classroom back into the home and parents become involved in their children’s learning.

What age pattern blocks?

The Pattern Blocks and Boards Classic Toy makes an ideal gift for kids ages 3 to 6 years.

### What do pattern blocks teach?

Pattern blocks facilitate in teaching shapes, colour, counting, number and measurements. Using pattern blocks can develop communication, language, emotional, personal & social skills, as well as mathematical concepts.

### Can two trapezoids make a hexagon?

I put together 2 trapezoids to make a hexagon. It has 6 sides and 6 vertices. It has 2 equal parts. My new shape has 2 trapezoids and 4 triangles.

What do pattern blocks teach children?

When it comes to teaching your kids about shapes, problem solving, spatial skills, and even symmetry – pattern blocks are a must. Consistent use of pattern blocks in the early childhood classroom can help develop these important math skills: Recognize and describe two-dimensional shapes.

#### How many pattern block hexagons would 12 triangles create?

2 hexagons
Twelve triangles make 2 hexagons, which means there are 12 groups of in 2.

#### What are the benefits of pattern blocks?

Consistent use of pattern blocks in the early childhood classroom can help develop these important math skills:

• Recognize and describe two-dimensional shapes.
• Comparison.
• Visual Discrimination.
• Recognize and describe three-dimensional shapes.
• Angles.

Why do we use pattern blocks?

As their name suggests, pattern blocks are used to create, identify, and extend patterns. Students use the many relationships among the pieces to explore fractions, angles, transformations, patterning, symmetry, and measurement.

## What do pattern blocks do for a child?

Pattern blocks teach children about shapes and geometry, as well as develop their visual discrimination skills. Click on the thumbnails to download and print the mats. What are Pattern Blocks? Many people ask me what are pattern blocks or where can they buy them?

## What can you do with Christmas pattern blocks?

These Christmas pattern block mats are a fun way for kids to learn while they play. Pattern blocks teach children about shapes and geometry, as well as develop their visual discrimination skills. More free printable pattern block mats are available on the Pattern Blockpage. Each mat comes in color and blackline, depending on your preference.

What do you need to know about pattern block mats?

With the blackline mats, children have to match the shapes of the blocks to the shapes on the mats. When using these children are practicing math, fine motor skills (including hand-eye coordination), and visual discrimination. Need more pattern block mats? If you like these, you’ll want to check out my Pattern Block Mats page.

### What to do with snowflake pattern block mats?

I also added in the snowflake mat from the Christmas Pattern Block set. You could use these mats to make designs with regular pattern blocks. You could also use them to make paper snowflakes to make a math craftivity. To do this, photocopy the blackline mats onto light blue paper.