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Tessellating Shapes with Pattern Boards

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Approximately 120 wooden pieces with a selection of 5 double sided pattern boards.



Tessellating Shapes with Pattern Boards


motifs de mosaïque


Approximately 120 wooden pieces with a selection of 5 double sided pattern boards.

Initially the child can follow one of 10 design templates before moving on to creating their own mosaic using 120 colorful wooden tiles in six different shapes.

Other suggestions:

Create a linear pattern using four blocks. The child replicates the pattern. Increase the difficulty by adding more blocks.

Have child sorts the pattern blocks by color. Ask them to count the number of pieces of each color. Review the names of each geometric shape (green = triangle; yellow = hexagon; red = trapezium; orange = square; blue = large rhombus/diamond; white = small rhombus/diamond).

Child combines two or more blocks to make another shape. For example: two triangles make one rhombus. Stacking the blocks on top of each other may help the understanding of the equivalency.

Child finds seven different ways to replicate the hexagon. 1) two trapezoids 2) six triangles 3) three rhombuses/diamonds 4) one trapezoid, one triangle, and a rhombus/diamond 5) one trapezoid and three triangles 6) four triangles and one rhombus/diamond 7) two rhombuses/diamonds and two triangles

ELG: Shape, space and measures: children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

NC: Geometry: Properties of Shapes


WARNING: Not suitable for 0-3 years - Small Parts: Choking hazard.



Useful Links

Instructions Instructions: http://www.montessoriworld.org/sensory/stessel.html
Video Instructions Video: http://www.montessoriworld.org/SPVideo/16tessellations.html