Pattern Shapes

Technology Enhanced Activity

What is it?

  • Free iPad and web-based application
  • uses shapes to helps students discover a variety of math concepts

This app has a large variety of settings/options, making it a useful tool for teachers across all grade levels.

Who created this app?

The Math Learning Center


Clarity Innovations

There are many uses for this app:

Application to the Classroom

The DOK level varies depending upon the age of the students and the activities they are completing.

  • Young students - Shape fill-in (DOK 1)
  • 3rd Grade - Area and Perimeter (DOK 2)
  • 5th Grade - Geometry (DOK 3)

Pros:

  • a wide variety of options
  • easy to use
  • hands-on learning


Cons:

  • not an an independent activity
  • could be more engaging
  • requires scaffolding from the teacher


Questions:

  1. What is the perimeter of this shape?
  2. What do you notice about these two shapes? How do they compare?
  3. How can you show 1/2 using these shapes?