Problem Solving with Pattern Blocks

by Joe Champion

Pattern blocks are a great way to combine fractions and geometry. Using tasks like “Can you create a house that’s 1/3 blue?”, I’ll share some unique ways pattern blocks can help bring out students’ creativity and problem solving skills while extending their understanding of fractions.
ME by the SEa 2012 Conference Program

Activity Handout

Pattern Block Resources

Good resources for problem solving with pattern blocks are surprisingly hard to find. See below for some of the best.


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