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Composing pattern block images

I can make different pictures and patterns using pattern blocks.

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Year 1

Composing pattern block images

I can make different pictures and patterns using pattern blocks.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Pattern blocks can be used to create pictures and patterns.
  2. Pattern blocks can be rotated to fit them against other blocks.
  3. Different pattern blocks can be used to fill the same shape.
  4. Joining the pattern blocks in different ways will create different shapes.

Common misconception

May not identify which pattern block will fill the shape of a space.

Model filling spaces using trial and error, each time describing why it does / does not fit.

Keywords

  • Pattern blocks - Blocks or tiles of different shapes.

  • Picture - An image.

  • Rotate - To spin around.

  • Pattern - An arrangement that follows a rule. A repeated set of numbers, shapes or objects.

Allow children time to explore and play with blocks, to both print and make pictures and patterns. Task them to create specific pictures eg. can you make a person? Protect time to allow children to make pictures with other found materials as well.
Teacher tip

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6 Questions

Q1.
How many hats are there?
An image in a quiz
4
6
Correct answer: 5
Q2.
Match each set of counters to the numeral that represents how many there are altogether.
Correct Answer:🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵,7

7

Correct Answer:🟠🟠🟠🟠🟠,5

5

Correct Answer:🟣🟣🟣🟣🟣🟣,6

6

Q3.
Which hat has a pattern?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q4.
Which animal has a pattern?
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q5.
Which cake has a pattern?
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q6.
How many objects have a pattern?
An image in a quiz
3
Correct answer: 4
5

6 Questions

Q1.
What are these called?
An image in a quiz
patterns
Correct answer: pattern blocks
colours
Q2.
Which two pictures use the same pattern blocks?
A
Correct answer: B
Correct answer: C
Q3.
Which picture could you make with these blocks?
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: A
B
C
Q4.
Which picture shows that this purple pattern block has been rotated?
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q5.
Which picture could you make with these pattern blocks?
An image in a quiz
A
Correct answer: B
C
Q6.
Which pattern blocks could you use to fill this shape?
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz

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