6.1: Scaling a Pattern Block
Use the applets to explore the pattern blocks. Work with your group to build the scaled copies described in each question.
 How many blue rhombus blocks does it take to build a scaled copy of Figure A:

Where each side is twice as long?

Where each side is 3 times as long?

Where each side is 4 times as long?

 How many green triangle blocks does it take to build a scaled copy of Figure B:

Where each side is twice as long?

Where each side is 3 times as long?

Using a scale factor of 4?

 How many red trapezoid blocks does it take to build a scaled copy of Figure C:

Using a scale factor of 2?

Using a scale factor of 3?

Using a scale factor of 4?

 Make a prediction: How many blocks would it take to build scaled copies of these shapes using a scale factor of 5? Using a scale factor of 6? Be prepared to explain your reasoning.