Pattern Blocks are one of the most versatile mathematics manipulatives available. Young children begin by making pictures with Pattern Blocks and then progress to jigsaw type puzzles where Pattern Block pieces are placed inside an outline. While doing this, young children learn the names of the various pieces and have to rotate and flip pieces to fit into the puzzles. An area relationship exists between most of the pieces and forms the basis for later fraction work. (Courtesy of Dr Paul Swan)
Ideal for use in the classroom, home-schooling and in therapy.