*Both are manipulatives that teach reasoning, logic, planning, visual/spatial skills, geometric concepts, and other mathematical concepts.*

**PATTERN BLOCKS**

- 6 bentuk dan warna:
*yellow hexagons, orange squares, green triangles, red trapezoids, blue parallelograms, and tan rhombuses.*
- Digunakan untuk ajar bentuk-bentuk geometri dan hubung kait.
- Digunakan juga untuk membentuk linear patterns yang membolehkan anak-anak untuk sambung,
*copy,* atau *vary the provided guide*. *They fit together to make large triangles or hexagons. I find these are the best manipulative for beginning math geometric concepts because of their simplicity and versatility.*

**TANGRAMS**

*2 large triangles, 1 medium triangle, 2 small triangles, 1 square, and 1 parallelogram.*
*Together these shapes form a large square. Tangrams are most useful for elementary students through adults in building spatial sense.*
*Can be quite difficult for students who have difficulty with visual/spatial skills. *
*Often these students benefit from pattern blocks and simpler activities before advancing to tangrams.*

**Source: **Wisdom Seekers Homeschool

*According to Parenting Science tangrams puzzle may improve spatial skills and boost mathematics performance. Read more here.*

Tangrams yang kami beli yang kecil di kedai buku dekat rumah ni dalam RM5. Pattern blocks beli di website USL Education. Yang ni diperbuat dari plastik dan ringan jadi agak bising bila main dan licin yang mana frustrates the kids. Kalau nak beli I’d suggest beli yang wooden instead. Boleh beli di sini.

Link ke template-template pattern block dan tangram yang boleh diprint sendiri dan cuba di rumah:

Bina huruf dan nombor di Confession of a Homeschooler.

Alphabet Pattern Block Cards from Making Learning Fun

Pattern Block Mats, Transportation, Snowflake from Prekinders

Jessica’s Pattern Blocks’ Template (Website ni ada BANYAK pattern block mats)

Pattern Block Pages from Learning Resources (Latihan kertas untuk grade 1-2)

Pattern Block Lesson by Math Learning Center (untuk grade 3- 5)

Tons of collections of Pattern Blocks template di Pinterest

Kindergarten Pattern Activities di Kindergarten Lessons

### Tangrams

Tangram CHannel

Tangrams di ABCYA (online game)

Math Tangrams Template di Making Learning Fun

Tangram Outline Puzzles at USF

Tangrams Black Outline at Fu Stuff to Do

Tangrams at Education.com

Tangrams di Preschool Alphabet

*Revisited Tangram 5 Okt 2015. science curriculum.*

*Edited: 23July2017*