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Thread: pattern blocks - something that quilters might be able to use

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    these are called pattern blocks - math manipulatives - can be purchased through school supply places and sometimes on e-bay

    they come in plastic, rubber, or wood, and various thicknesses.

    My grandchildren are the ones that are creative with these!

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    Those would be fun to play with and create blocks with. I'm just a kid at heart anyway.

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    How fun for us of ALL ages :wink: :lol: I will be looking for these, thank you!! :D :D :D

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    they look like a tangram set

    buy one of those - there are hundreds, maybe even thousands of patterns to make with them
    (and they're fun to play with :lol: )

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    It's fun to have both around.

    I don't remember for positively sure what pieces are in the tangram sets, but I think the only shape they have in common is a square.


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    Looks like fun!!

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    Oboy, one more thing to add to my wish list, and in large quantities. Yes, I can see playing endlessly with these!

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    These look like the pattern blocks my kdg class uses during our Saxon Math lessons. I have always said that if I had learned to quilt when I was a teen, I would not have had nearly as much trouble with HS geometry. And, no...sorry...these pattern blocks do not look like tangrams. A tangram is a square shape made up of 7(if I remember correctly...could be 6...I am on summer vacation) shapes...2 of each: large, medium, and small triangles and a small square. I can picture in my mind...just not remembering exactly. We use them in Kdg sparingly...they are very frustrating for most kdg kiddos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam B
    These look like the pattern blocks my kdg class uses during our Saxon Math lessons. I have always said that if I had learned to quilt when I was a teen, I would not have had nearly as much trouble with HS geometry. And, no...sorry...these pattern blocks do not look like tangrams. A tangram is a square shape made up of 7(if I remember correctly...could be 6...I am on summer vacation) shapes...2 of each: large, medium, and small triangles and a small square. I can picture in my mind...just not remembering exactly. We use them in Kdg sparingly...they are very frustrating for most kdg kiddos.
    This is what they are - I found the first ones at a garage sale - and then I didn't think there were enough to do much with - so I bought some more.

    Of course, when the little grandsons were playing with them, there STILL weren't enough!

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    Yes, they sure are fun to play with....give my kdg kids a tub of those and they are occupied for a long time. Kind of a fun addition to your quilting room, I would think.

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