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Math: Pattern Blocks and Tangrams Discuss this eTheme.

This is a collection of sites about pattern blocks and tangrams. There are several interactive sites that allow you to manipulate blocks and tangrams online. Also includes hands-on classroom activities that focus on polygons, area, angles, fractions, and patterns. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on geometric shapes.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

Links

This is a virtual pattern block site where the figures can be manipulated.
This site includes several activities about tangrams. One activity has students make tangrams. Other activities include figuring the area of the tangram pieces. NOTE: The site has a link to forums.
This site links to several activities using pattern blocks. Topics covered include fractions, symmetry, and geometry.
In this classroom activity, students can figure the size of objects using pattern blocks.
This class activity has students study pattern blocks and how the shapes relate to each other.
Choose among eight interactive tangrams to begin solving puzzles. NOTE: The site has a link to a chat room.
Print out your ancient Chinese tangram puzzle, then select links "Puzzle Sheet I", "Puzzle Sheet II", and Puzzle Sheet III" and try to solve these puzzles. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This is a collection of sites about geometric shapes and polygons. Includes definitions plus examples of them in everyday life. Learn about prisms and polygons. Includes interactive sites with games and manipulatives.

Education Standards

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