Activities for the Right Angle Scalene Constructive Triangles

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Constructive Right Angle Scalene Triangles

Use for constructive activities:

  • Experiment arranging the triangles in regular patterns such as a star, giant triangle, etc.
  • Undo the patterns, and offer the child a turn.
  • Encourage the child to come up with their own shapes and patterns
  • Transfer the shapes/patterns to paper by tracing around the shapes and color the resulting design.

Use for tessellation activities:

  • Demonstrate a tessellation: a pattern without any open spaces between the triangles
  • Let the child experiment making tessellations
  • Transfer the pattern to paper by tracing around the shapes and color the resulting design.
  • Show the child examples of geometrical designs (mosaics, floor & wall tiles, patchwork quilts, furniture inlays, etc.) to generate ideas