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Surf for More Math

Lesson 4 - 3-D Patterns


Use this interactive activity to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about 3-D patterns. Students can try this activity on their own or in pairs.


Create a 3-D pattern and make predictions about its growth.


Builds Upon

Student Book pages 12-13

Instructions for Use

3-D Blocks allows students to create 3-D patterns and make predictions about their growth.

To use 3-D Blocks, drag blocks onto the workspace and then stack the blocks to make number patterns. Pay attention to the number of layers, the number of boxes on each layer, and the total number of boxes to create the pattern. Create a t-chart on paper to show the pattern in the stack of boxes and then make predictions about its growth.