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Investigating Tessellations Using Activity Pattern Blocks

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Author:Suzanne Alejandre
Description: A lesson plan with activities for investigating tessellations with pattern blocks, keyed to the NCTM Standards, and student tessellation samples. Links to a Patterns Program in which you can drag an unlimited number of standard pattern block shapes into a panel or working area (an equilateral triangle grid with a snap-to mechanism). Once inside the panel, the individual blocks can be translated and rotated in 60 degree increments.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Triangles and Other Polygons, Symmetry/Tessellations
Math Ed Topics: Manipulatives

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