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Mrs Bettesworth

Student Instructions

Fractions in Patterns

Use the Pattern Shapes app to fill a pattern with regular 2d shapes. Record what fraction of the pattern is made of each type of shape. 1. Open the app “Pattern Shapes” and tap the sailing boat silhouette. 2. Choose a pattern and select it. 3. Drag the shapes from the panel on the left onto the silhouette pattern. There must be NO gaps (all shapes must tessellate). 4. Take a screen shot of your completed pattern. 5. In seesaw tap the plus and select Post Student Work. 6. Tap upload then “Photos” and select the photo of your pattern from the camera roll. 7. Tap the check 8. Use the label tool to record what fraction of the pattern is made of each type of shape. 9. Upload to your journal with the check.

5th Grade, 4th Grade, Math
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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This is an example of what I am looking for. You must upload a screenshot of your own shape-filled pattern and record the fractions using Seesaw’s creative tools.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

If you do not have access to the Pattern Shape app, you may use concrete 2d shapes to create a pattern. An extension activity could be that students create their own pattern, rather than selecting a pre-made one from the app, and then record its fractions or swap with a partner to figure out.