Lesson 10

Put Together Pattern Blocks

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to put together shapes to form larger shapes.

Lesson Narrative

In a previous unit, students explored pattern blocks and filled in simple puzzles. In the previous section, students explored the attributes of and built individual flat shapes like rectangles and triangles. In this lesson, students explore putting together pattern blocks with sides touching to form larger shapes.
  • Representation
  • MLR7

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Put shapes together to form larger shapes.

Student Facing

  • Let’s put together pattern blocks.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Pattern Block Puzzles
  • Pattern Blocks Stage 4 Recording Sheets

Required Preparation

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from:
    • Geoblocks, Stages 1 and 2
    • Build Shapes, Stages 1 and 2
    • Pattern Blocks, Stages 1-4
    • Less, Same, More, Stages 1-4

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 25 min
Lesson Synthesis 5 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

Revisit the norms you established as a class about doing mathematics. Which norms are working and which might need revision? Are there any norms you or your students might want to add?

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