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Mathline

It's a Perfect Fit - Part 2 - Shaping Up
Geometry

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Objective

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.