# Pattern Shapes for iPad, Web, and More

Students use Pattern Shapes to explore geometry and fractions, create their own designs, or filling in outlines. 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 our pattern blocks is an open-ended educational tool, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, and Windows devices.

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

### App Features

• Rotate shapes in increments of 15 degrees.
• Measure angles with the protractor tool.
• Duplicate and change the color and size of shapes.
• Fill the built-in outlines with shapes, or create your own and share them.
• Choose between a blank background, a triangular grid, or square grid.
• Hide and reveal work with resizable covers to create your own problems and model strategies.
• Use the drawing tools to annotate work and show understanding.
• Add equations, expressions, and descriptions with the math text and writing tools.
• Share your work by saving an image or url, or providing a sharing code to others. Great for creating the initial setup of an activity, then sharing it with students so they can explore it further.
• Use the drawing tools to annotate work and show understanding.

## Get more from this app

### Grades K–2 Lesson Book

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.

### Grades 3–5 Lesson Book

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.

### 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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