Nelson Education > School > Mathematics K-8 > Mathematics 3 > Teacher Centre > Surf for More Math > Chptr 14 Lssn 6


Surf for More Math

Lesson 6- Extending Patterns


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


Extend patterns that have at least 2 changing attributes.

Builds Upon

Student Book page 340


Instructions for Use

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

To use Quiltmaker, 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.

Puzzle Parlor is a series of games that helps students flip and turn shapes to make a pattern.

To use Puzzle Parlor, click on a piece to drag it to a location inside the tray. Click on it again to drop the piece in location. Press a right key arrow to rotate the piece and a left-key arrow to flip the piece.

There are several games for students to select. They range in difficulty. Try all of them.