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Study Guide Pattern Blocks Mathematics, Grade 4

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PATTERN BLOCKS Fractions Using Pattern Blocks A fraction is a PART of a WHOLE of something. Here’s an example: If your brother eats 5 out of the 8 pieces of pizza, you can say he ate 5/8 of the pizza. 5 = the number of pieces of pizza your brother ate 8 = the TOTAL number of pieces of pizza Note: Fractions need to consist of EQUAL pieces, parts, or sections. You can use PATTERN BLOCKS to help learn about fractions. Common colored pattern blocks you may use in school: Triangle Rhombus © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Trapezoid Hexagon Fractions and Pattern Blocks: ONE rhombus = TWO triangles So one triangle = ½ of a rhombus Two triangles = 1 WHOLE rhombus © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
ONE trapezoid = THREE triangles So one triangle = 1/3 of a trapezoid Two triangles = 2/3 of a trapezoid Three triangles = 1 WHOLE trapezoid ONE hexagon = SIX triangles So one triangle = 1/6 of a hexagon Two triangles = 2/6 or 1/3 of a hexagon Three triangles = 3/6 or 1/2 of a hexagon Four triangles = 4/6 or 2/3 of a hexagon Five triangles = 5/6 of a hexagon Six triangles = 1 WHOLE hexagon © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
ONE hexagon also = TWO trapezoids So one trapezoid = ½ of a hexagon Two trapezoids = 1 WHOLE hexagon ONE hexagon also = THREE rhombuses So one rhombus = 1/3 of a hexagon Two rhombuses = 2/3 of a hexagon Three rhombuses = 1 WHOLE hexagon © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Let’s Practice: The green triangles are what fraction of the whole trapezoid? a] 1/2 b] 2/3 c] 2/5 d] 1/3 Answer: b] 2/3 1 trapezoid is made up of 3 triangles, so 2 triangles = 2/3 of a trapezoid. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.