Monday, May 9, 2016

Math Extension with Pattern Block Puzzles

Math Extension with Pattern Block Puzzles

Have I told you I have been helping mom with math lately? She was thinking I had to use the pattern blocks only with the outlines in my puzzles. So I humored her for awhile and matched things in the lines. You know, moms like that.
On this puzzle there were 4 triangles, two diamonds, a trapezoid, and a hexagon. That will mean 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 +1/3 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1 = 2 & 5/6, follow me? At least it will mean that when I am older. And do not believe the saying on my dress, my aunt gave me that. I really will like school, at least I think so! 

Now, where was I? Oh, yeah. I showed my mom a good trick. Kids do not like only matching puzzle pieces in the lines. You were a kid once, too, so you know! 
Here I am putting pieces in a puzzle my own way. The total will still be the same, but I am an original. I'm going to finish this up with two more triangles as I like triangles! That will be six triangles, one diamond, one trapezoid, and a hexagon. So this will be 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1 = 2 & 5/6 again. 
When I am in school and get worksheets, I might show my teacher this neat trick with puzzles. And, do you like my band aids? Yeah, mom was on the phone just long enough for me to empty the band aid container. Pretty, isn't it? 

So then we relaxed with some Yoga. Math takes hard thinking. I like to think! Thinking helps me keep my mom smart.

Like the puzzles? Melissa and Doug made those. I like animals. 
See you next time I teach my mom something! 
Thank you for reading. 
I have to tell my mom a bedtime story now.  It is her bedtime. 

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