A little hands-on geometry, as we used pattern blocks to grapple with the challenge "How many ways can you make a hexagon?" We thought about how to use one shape to make others, or combine shapes to make one big hexagon -- and, of course, built some cool creations -- all the while using math vocabulary to talk about what we made.
These kids know their hexagons, trapezoids and triangles!
These are the "basic" answer to the question -- and also an opportunity to do a little thinking about fractions ...
Above were some of the more complicated ways to solve the challenge!
Everyone came up with something unique.