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Pattern Shapes


Students use Pattern Shapes to explore geometry and fractions, create their own designs, or filling in outlines. As they work with shapes, students think about angles, investigate symmetry, and compose and decompose larger shapes. Many of these explorations lead naturally to thinking about fractions as parts of a whole.

This virtual version of our pattern blocks is an open-ended educational tool, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, and Windows devices.

Pattern blocks are a key model used in Bridges in Mathematics, second edition. Online preview available.

App Features

  • Rotate shapes in increments of 15 degrees.
  • Measure angles with the protractor tool.
  • Duplicate and change the color and size of shapes.
  • Fill the built-in outlines with shapes or create your own.
  • Choose between a blank background, a triangular grid, or square grid.
  • Use the drawing tools to annotate work and show understanding.
  • Write equations and expressions with the text tool.

Curriculum Alignment:
CAPS aligned
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Software Requirements:
This app is based on the visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. And is available in two or more versions: a web app for all modern browsers, and downloadable versions for specific operating systems and devices (such as Apple iOS for iPad). App system requirements: Apple iOS versions 11.4 and above. Chromebooks platform versions 4920.71.0 and above. Windows versions 8 and 10. Browsers for web app (HTML5): Safari 6.1 and above, Mozilla Firefox 31 and above, Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and above, and Google Chrome 38 and above.
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