Lesson 2 Make and Break Apart Pattern Block Designs

    • Let’s make and break apart pattern block designs.

Warm-up Which One Doesn’t Belong: Pattern Block Designs

Which one doesn’t belong?

  1. Pattern blocks in rows. Orange shapes, 4. Blue shapes, 3.
  2. 2 rows blue pattern blocks. Top row, 3. Bottom row, 3.
  3. 3 rows of pattern blocks. First row 2 squares. Second row, 2 blue shapes. Third row, 2 squares. 
  4. Pattern blocks, scattered. 3 square blocks, 3 blue blocks.

Activity 1 Create Pattern Blocks Designs

Create a design with 7 pattern blocks. Use only green triangles and orange squares. Draw a picture of your design and write numbers to show how many green triangles and how many orange squares you used.

My Design

green triangle

orange square

Activity 2 Han’s Pattern Block Design

Han used 8 pattern blocks.


    Pattern blocks. Green 5, Red, 3.





    Pattern blocks. Green, 3. Red, 5.



    Pattern block design. Red, 4. Green, 4.


Activity 3 Centers: Choice Time

Choose a center.

Check it Off

Center. Check It Off.


Center. Bingo.

Find the Value of

Center activity. Find the Value of Expressions.

Shake and Spill

Center. Shake and Spill.

Practice Problem

Problem 1

Jada made this pattern block design.

Pattern block design.
  1. How many pattern blocks did Jada use?

  2. Write an expression to show Jada’s pattern blocks.