Geometry

A workbook came in the mail yesterday that I had ordered so long ago I’d forgotten about it. It was a set of grade 3-6 activities with the patternblocks I’d ordered in the summer. It motivated us to get the pattern blocks out and play a bit. I had looked through the book last night but we weren’t really working with it. Here are some of the fun things we made while eating our lunch.

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We also did a bunch of exercises making ever larger similar figures with multiples of one figure. That third picture is done on top of a 7 x 7 rhombus using other shapes. Tigger is now making people, dogs, flowers and trees. Lots of fun.

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4 thoughts on “Geometry

  1. 😀 We have the same blocks and wind up with half the family making all kinds of things all over the dining room table. yes, even Ron. Or, I should say especially Ron…

    We don’t have any books though. I’m wondering if we really would use them, since the blocks get used quite a bit anyway.

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  2. Andrea just said everything I thought of after I’d read the post through RSS.

    I find the patterns that can be developed through the combination of shapes to be quite fascinating.

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  3. We have some plastic tangram pieces, but those wooden blocks look much nicer. The kids love to play with them, and I wouldn’t mind getting something more substantial, especially if they come with enough pieces for three creations at a time, which we don’t have. Where did you Eastern types find them lol?

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  4. Becky
    I got my set from Canadian Home Education Resources but I don’t see them on the catalogue. Ebay has a bunch listes. And most teachers’ stores carry them around here.
    Karen

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