Objective: Students will learn to create patterns using squares and triangles.
Manipulative Activity: Draw a pattern on the chalkboard and ask the children to describe the pattern using the names of the shapes. Repeat with another pattern. Distribute the triangle and square blocks. Have the students create a pattern using the triangles and squares, and draw and color their patterns on paper. Repeat the activity using different shapes.
Technology Activity: Students will use a pattern block applet written by Jacobo Bulaevsky to build patterns using the different polygons.