AlgNet/GeoNet: A Union City School District Summer Enrichment Program
Using technology not simply to do things better, but to do better things.

THE BASIC RULES AND GENERATING PATTERNS

  1. Make a design.
  2. Make a symmetrical pattern.
  3. There are two Basic Rules for mathematical play with pattern blocks:
  4. In a group, generate a set of FIVE patterns that use the Basic Rules and are very different from one another. Use the pattern block templates to record each pattern.
  5. As a class, let us compare, contrast and try to classify the patterns we have generated.

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