This is not just a normal set of pattern blocks, these pieces are translucent to give that extra dimension to patterning, sequencing and symmetry. The set consists of 360 translucent pieces in 6 shapes, packed in a sturdy storage container. Each side of the pattern blocks measure 2.5cm (for instance – the square measures 2.5 x 2.5cm). Each of the blocks is 1.0cm high. The blocks are hollow with the reverse side open. The set consists of yellow hexagons, orangesquares, greentriangles, redtrapezoids, whiteparallelograms and bluerhombuses. Students can use the pattern blocks to create patterns and sequences. They can learn about symmetry by creating patterns that are mirrored.Pattern blocks are also an ideal resource to show students that one shape can be made by a combination of two or more different shapes, for instance that one hexagon is the same as two trapezoids, or as three parallelograms. Once students get the hang of this, you can use this principle to explain fractions. Pattern blocks can be used from early years maths concepts like sorting, patterning and sequencing, to more advanced maths like fractions.