Use 4 of the pattern tiles (download here) to make as many different designs as you can.
Digit Dog and Calculating Cat have arranged the tiles into a square.
What do you notice about the patterns they have made? Can you think of a way of describing the patterns?
What is the same? What is different?
How many different patterns do you think you could make by arranging the tiles in a square?
Try it. Take some pictures of your designs.
How will you know you have found all the ways?
Is there a way of being systematic? Explain your thinking.
…….. you only made symmetrical designs?
…….. you arranged the tiles in a straight line?
…….. you used more than 4 tiles?
…….. you designed your own tile?