Working with Fractions
Using Pattern Blocks

Materials Needed:
Use the Pattern Block Applet On-Line!
(no square or beige rhombus)
Pattern Block Grid Paper
A Set of Pattern Blocks

Materials Available
From this Page:
A Pattern Block Applet On-Line
A Set of Pattern Blocks Cutouts
Pattern Block Grid

Jump to the Activities!

Pattern Block Applet How to Use the Pattern Block Applet

Special thanks are given to the developer of the Pattern Block Applet,
Jacobo Bulaevsky.
You will need a JAVA-capable Browser to run the applet.

When you click on the Pattern Block Applet button above, a window will open up with the applet running. You will have two windows open. You want to size the windows so that you can switch from the activity page (this page) to the applet and back again. Here is a suggested sizing of the screen. The applet page is on the left and the activity is on the right.

Window Setup

Click on the activity to read the question then click on the applet page to work! After you open and size the screens, you can go to the activities. You will be able to print the work you create on the applet by using the Shift Print Screen key. You will have to paste the screen into a word processor and then print.

Pattern Blocks Cutouts
Pattern Block Grid
Pattern Block Applet On-Line


  1. What's My Number?

  2. Other Pattern Block Activities on the Web

More to Come!



Copyright 1998 by Margo Lynn Mankus