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Pattern block hexagons

Students will need lots of pattern blocks to complete this activity.


If you do not have a large number of pattern blocks, you can download a series of pattern blocks sheets (46 KB PDF) and print them onto coloured paper.

Students use their pattern blocks to make

  • regular hexagons
  • irregular hexagons
  • convex irregular hexagons
  • non-convex irregular hexagons.

It is possible to build a hexagon that has equal sides but unequal angles.


An irregular hexagon made from pattern blocks.

You can download the Pattern blocks hexagons: Student worksheet which also has some suggestions for pattern block combinations if students run out of ideas.