Exploring Pattern Block Designs Using Mathomat
The Mathomat Explorer manual invites you to design extra-large dodecagon patterns. Use printout design from the Explorer Manual support site.
This new activity takes advantage of the full set of pattern block shapes now included in all large format Mathomat templates.
Mathomat template pattern block shapes are large with 20mm side lengths, except for the V4 which has 25mm sided shapes for full sized pattern block designs. Students can understand the geometry of larger shapes more easily.
This activity explores pattern block designs in a secondary school classroom context.
OLM would like to thank Henri Piciotto for permission to use his ideas for this exploration. See www.mathed.page for more.