Summary: An interactive program that uses pattern blocks of various shapes to facilitate understanding of geometry and fractions. Lasting Ideas & Results: Complex geometric figures and fractions of complex figures. Essential Question(s): (1) How do you use simple shapes to make complex figures? (2) How can you simple shapes relate to complex figures as fractions? Desired Learner Outcomes:
Students will be able to…
Students will know…
(1) Use simple shapes to understand how complex figures are made.
How complex figures are made from simple shapes
(2) Determine what fraction of a complex figure a certain number of simple shapes are
Assign this exploration as an informal assessment of learning.