pattern shapes

Pattern Shapes

Description

Explore counting, geometry, fractions, and more with a set of virtual pattern blocks.

App Tutorial

Learn all about this app with a set of fun challenges for teachers and students.

Students can use the Pattern Shapes app to create their own designs, fill in outlines, and explore geometry. As they work with shapes, students think about angles, investigate symmetry, and compose and decompose larger shapes. Many of these explorations lead naturally to thinking about fractions as parts of a whole.

This virtual version of the manipulative is an open-ended educational tool, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use laptops, iPads, Chromebooks. 

Pattern blocks are a key model used in Bridges in Mathematics, second edition. Online preview available.

App Features

  • Pattern blocks include 7 familiar classroom shapes. 
  • Tap or drag blocks to add on the workspace. Then slide, rotate, and arrange the blocks to build designs.  
  • Fill the built-in outlines with shapes, or create your own outlines to share with others.
  • Choose between a blank background, a triangular grid, or square grid.
  • Measure angles with the protractor tool.
  • Share your work by saving an image or creating an 8-character code and link to send to others.

Get More From This App

 

Grades K–2 Lesson Book

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This Pattern Block sampler provides you with six lessons from whole group Problems and Investigations and centers called Work Places. In many cases, there are suggestions for support and challenge to help you meet the CCSS standards and differentiate your instruction.

 

Download K-2

Grades 3–5 Lesson Book

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This Pattern Block sampler provides you with eight lessons from whole group Problems and Investigations and centers called Work Places. In many cases, there are suggestions for support and challenge to help you meet the CCSS standards and differentiate your instruction.

Download 3-5

Technical Support and Feedback

This app was crafted by Clarity Innovations: “We improve teaching and learning by creating solutions that match promising technologies with the needs of education.” For app support and feedback, contact them at www.clarity-innovations.com/apps.

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