Take and Make: Versatile Frames for 21st Century Pattern Blocks

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The end result – a whole family visiting the MathHappens Room on a sunny Saturday spending time with these tiles and these puzzle frames – Koch Fractal, Hexagon Challenge and Versatile..

Versatiles are based on the Geometry of  circles and so are the 21st Century Pattern Blocks.


You can fit 21st Century Pattern Blocks into larger versions of themselves, into Koch Fractal Stages 0, 1, and 2.  AND they also go into designs made with Versatiles, the tessellating pentagon discovered by Marjorie Rice.  Read all about the Versatile in Doris Schattschneider’s write up for the Gathering4Gardner conference.

Our  CAD frame files are here.

Hannah Murray on Twitter saw these designs and posted her own inspired version:


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