Don't be vexed by the "hex".
is often a "toughie" shape for students to learn.
I think one of the reasons, is that you really don't see that shape
too often in "real life".
A fun way to give children more practice with hexagons
, is by using pattern blocks
Have them count
the pieces, stack
with them etc.
One afternoon while I was designing some pattern block
activities, I noticed that I could make a hexagon
using other pattern blocks
, which led me to creating this challenge.
While your students are playing with the pattern blocks
, challenge them to use the various pieces to see how many ways they can make the hexagon
I putzed 'til I created a dozen arrangements
, and have included a full-color
, as well as a black & white
template (filled in
with lines, plus blank
) for them to place pattern pieces on.
Later, after they've created some patterns, turn it into a "Speed" game
; set a timer and see who can make the most hexagons
before it rings.
I'm Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy this activity.
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