Pattern Blocks: They are frequently used in K-5 math classes for students to explore shapes and their interconnections, make art projects, and build a foundation for other concepts such as fractions. While they are easy to design one by one, it is slightly challenging to get all of them from a hexagon (and eventually get to a 12-gon or even bigger structure). It is an interesting entry-point 3D design project for students to learn about sketching and constraints.
The all-in-one design fits a 140 x 140 platform; the square therein has a side length of 12mm and a thickness of 4mm. If you have a large bed, please scale up 200% for a regular set of pattern blocks.
The individual pieces are built with reference to a square that is 20mm x 20mm x 8mm. Have fun!
.1 to .2mm
STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.
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