It's a Perfect Fit - Part 2 - Shaping Up
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Students will be able to join pattern block pieces together to cover a region and to
identify and describe numerical relationships found among pattern block shapes.
Overview of the Lesson
Using square tiles students begin the lesson by finding all of the different rectangles
that could be made from 12 squares. Students experiment with pattern blocks to
find ways to use smaller pattern blocks to cover larger ones. Using shapes from the
previous lesson, students decorate colorful paper bag vests with shapes and patterns.