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Surf for More Math

Lesson 3 - Extending Tiling Patterns


To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Extending Tiling Patterns, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.


Make a pattern rule to extend the pattern.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 388-389


Instructions for Use

Quilt Maker is an interactive program that allows students to design a quilt by repeating, rotating and reflecting shapes.

To use Quilt Maker, click on the triangles in the workspace. Click the 'Rotate' button to flip the shapes. Click the 'Reflect' or 'Repeat' buttons to extend the pattern in the quilt. Change the colour by clicking on the colour palettes. Click the 'Erase' to start over. Click 'Index' to show different patterns.