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Pre-K Students Use Kit To Learn About Patterns

January 8, 2012
The Post-Journal

Students in Montessori Pre-K have been learning about tessellations using the GEMS Build-It-Kit. Tessellations are a pattern of figures that fill a space with no overlaps or gaps. Examples of this would be a checkerboard or a pattern of floor tiles. The children used different shapes (square, triangle, trapezoid and rhombus) to make their own tessellations. They also colored their own tiling designs, which were displayed in the classroom. Here is a rhyme they learned from the book:

 
 
 

 

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