Patterns & Attributes


Description

  • Attribute blocks represent objects with two or more attributes such as color, size, shape, etc. They can be physical manipulatives or software representations. Students are required to identify the common attribute and select additional objects with the same set of attributes.

Example

  • Below is a screenshot from Reference 1, 6-8 grade level attribute train.
  • AttributeTrain.png

Resources

  1. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
  2. Lest you think these are only for kindergarten math classes, try a couple of these from the NY Times yourself - http://www.nytimes.com/ref/crosswords/setpuzzle.html