Lesson 4 Pattern Block Puzzles and Equations

    • Let’s use equations to show how many of each shape there are.

Warm-up Which One Doesn’t Belong: Equations

Which one doesn’t belong?

Activity 1 Match Equations to Pattern Block Puzzles

  1. shape made with 2 rhombus and 8 triangle pattern blocks
  2. shape made with 4 trapezoid and 4 triangle pattern blocks
  3. shape made with 3 hexagon and 2 square pattern blocks
  4. shape made with 3 square and 6 small rhombus pattern blocks
  5. shape made with 6 rhombus and 1 hexagon pattern blocks

Activity 2 Make Shapes to Represent Equations

Put together pattern blocks to make a shape that matches each equation. Trace or draw each shape that you make.

Activity 3 Centers: Choice Time

Choose a center.

Pattern Blocks

Center Activity. Pattern blocks.


Grab and Count

Center. Grab and Count.

Find the Pair

Center. Find the pair.

Practice Problem

Problem 1

Build a shape with pattern blocks that matches the equation.