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# Pattern Blocks+ by mathies for iOS

By OAME Free

## Developer's Description

The Pattern Blocks+ Tool is a virtual manipulative similar to the physical ones commonly available in classrooms. Fifteen different shapes can be dragged into the workspace from the scrollable selection panel at the left. Once in the workspace they can be moved, copied, reflected, or rotated, individually or in groups. Blocks to represent tenths are included. The colour of each type of block can be changed. Blocks can be used to create designs and develop numerous mathematical concepts.

Mathematical Concepts:

Develop and apply an understanding of mathematical concepts by:

Creating a set of blocks with various attributes

Counting the number of elements in a set of blocks

Skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s

Creating, identifying and extending patterns

Representing fractions based on a) the area relationship between blocks or b) the number of elements in a set of blocks

Representing decimals

Comparing angles

Identifying symmetry

Calculating area and perimeter of composite shapes

Translating and tessellating blocks

Features:

Use the multiplier button to set the number of blocks (1, 2, 5, 10) to drag to the workspace

Change the size of blocks

Change the colour of each type of block

Blocks snap to each other unless snapping is turned off using the magnet button

Select a block or set of blocks by drawing a marquee around them

Copy, rotate or reflect individual blocks or sets of selected blocks

Use the Count button (#) to check to see how many of each type of block is in the workspace

Adjust the transparency of blocks and background isometric grid

Use the template settings to create outline puzzles

Step through a history of your work with the undo/redo buttons

Communicate your thinking or highlight various features of your representation using the built-in annotation tool

Insert background images

Open files stored on your device or from the web, including several example files

Opened files contain all the tool and image steps performed; use Undo and Redo to review these steps

Opened files contain the final annotation step which is not affected by Undo and Redo

Use the iOS Files app to access mathies files

## Full Specifications

### General

Release October 29, 2019
Version 1.0.3

### Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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