Investigating How Many groups as a Division Strategy.
Four Pattern Blocks.
In this activity, you are going to use the pattern blocks in the applet to answer the questions below. (If you need help aligning the pieces, you can turn on the grid.)
If a hexagon represents 1 whole, what fraction do each of the following shapes represent? Be prepared to show or explain your reasoning.
(1,) 1 triangle
(2.) 1 rhombus
(3.) 1 trapezoid
(4.) 4 triangles
(5.) 3 rhombuses
(6.) 2 hexagons
(7.) 1 hexagon and 1 trapezoid.
More Pattern Blocks
Use the pattern blocks in the applet to model the equations below. (If you need help aligning the pieces, you can turn on the grid.)
Below are Elena’s diagrams for multiplication using the blocks in the applet above.
Do you think these diagrams represent the equations? Explain your reasoning.
Which question can be represented by the following equation?
Answer the following questions.