This activity can be used in two ways:
1. Copy the pattern in (a) by coloring in the corresponding triangles in (b).
2. Print out the Triangle Mosaic Blocks template pages.
Past the pages on a sheet of thick cardboard.
Cut the triangles out.
Have the child copy the pattern by building it with the cardboard triangle
pieces next to the pattern sheet.
Visual Perceptual Skills Addressed In this Activity:
Spatial Relationships perception is the ability to identify the position of two or more visual stimuli in relation to oneself and/or in relation to each other.
In the Triangle Mosaic Blocks activity, the child must identify the position of the triangles that have been colored in black, by analyzing how the triangles relate to each other.
Figure Ground perception is the ability to screen out any irrelevant visual material when presented with a lot of visual information at one time (to locate the important stimulus without getting confused by the background or surrounding images). This skill is key for good attention and concentration.
To complete this activity successfully, a child must keep their eyes focused on one triangle at a time within the busy field of all the other triangles in the design.