# Center

Pattern Blocks (K)

## Stage 1: Explore

### Narrative

Students have free exploration time with pattern blocks.

## Stage 2: Puzzles

### Narrative

Students use pattern blocks to fill in puzzles where the edges of each shape do not touch.

## Stage 3: Get and Build

### Narrative

Students use a specified number of each pattern block to build a creation of their choice.

## Stage 4: Count Out and Build

### Narrative

Students count out a given number of each pattern block and put them together to make larger shapes. They compare the amount or number of different pattern blocks they use to make their shape.

## Stage 5: Puzzle Challenge

### Narrative

Students use pattern blocks to fill in more challenging puzzles that do not show the individual pattern blocks. These puzzles can be filled in in different ways, using different amounts of each pattern block. Students record a number to show how many of each block they used.

## Stage 6: Place the Last Pattern Block

### Narrative

Partners take turns placing one pattern block at a time in the puzzle until it is complete. The student who places the last pattern block wins.

## Stage 7: Build and Draw

### Narrative

Students count out a given number of pattern blocks (up to 20) and put them together to make a new shape. Then they draw the shape.