Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pattern Blocks

Elijah is learning new shape names with wooden pattern blocks (trapezoid, parallelogram, hexagon). The boys love to play with these manipulatives using a pattern block activity book. The books contain everyday, well-known black and white pictures of items (toothbrush, dog, gift, candle, etc) with the outlines of each block to be used to complete the picture. Advanced pages allow you to figure out which pattern blocks to use without the outline clues.

Do you know your shapes???

Elijah creating a "free-form" design...this is really his favorite way to play.

Chaos ensues in the living room during Math on this day...and on most days!

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