I’m still working with the kids (K-5) with skills that apply in art, math, and science. This is pure integration & collaboration – and it’s fun! Moving on from tangrams and visual puzzles, we are now working with pattern blocks. This time I’m using the camera to record their works and add to their portfolios.

The skills we are working on using the pattern blocks include:

– Recognizing and naming the pattern block shapes: square, triangle, parallelogram, rhombus, hexagon, trapezoid,  and diamond
– Using the shapes to create new ones: for example, 3 triangles can create a trapezoid
– Recognizing & creating symmetrical shapes
– Recognizing & creating patterns