These virtual pattern blocks let you do everything you can with physical pattern blocks, plus much more: easily align and snap, toggle grids, and work with fractions and decimals.
▪ Yellow hexagons
▪ Red trapezoids
▪ Blue parallelograms
▪ Brown half trapezoids
▪ Green triangles
▪ Purple half triangles
▪ Orange squares
▪ Tan rhombus
▪ Easy drag, copy and snap
▪ Horizontal and vertical flip
▪ Convenient triangular grid
▪ Snapping for easy placement and alignment
▪ Pen tools for annotations and labels
▪ Common Core teaching ideas
1. Understanding Fractions
2. Equivalent Fractions
3. Mixed Numbers
4. Adding Fractions (like denominators)
5. Adding Fractions (unlike denominators)
6. Subtracting Fractions
7. Dividing Fractions
9. Ratios and Proportions
12. Lines of Symmetry
13. Tessellations and tiling
- minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Fun for kids
My 9 & 13 yr olds sat and played with the app for quite a while. While real pattern blocks are preferred this app will be a good addition for those times we are not at home, need to wait for a sibling, etc.
Plus: while you might run out of space to place blocks you won't run out of your needed shape!
Rotating the figures was a little frustrating and it will be interesting to see how the 5 yr old copes with that.
The shapes do not fit together like actual pattern blocks should. Two white rhombus would usually make a perfect 60 degree angle that would fit a triangle or blue rhombus perfectly. They do not, and this makes it very difficult to piece them together. It is very disappointing, given that you have to pay for this app.
I like this app..but...
I get very frustrated trying to rotate pieces....I don't feel this is very responsive. There are times I would tap repeatedly and nothing would happen.
I would like to see the ability to move the entire design
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.