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Nelson Education > School > Mathematics K-8 > Mathematics 4 > Teacher Centre > Surf for More Math > Chapter 14 Lesson 7

Lesson 7 - Extending Transformation Patterns

To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Transformation Patterns, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.


Extend geometric patterns.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 396-397

Instructions for Use

Quiltmaker is an interactive program that allows students to design a quilt by repeating, rotating, and reflecting the same pattern.

To use Quiltmaker, click on the 'Editor' button and click on shapes in the Quiltmaker workspace. Change the colour by clicking on the colour palettes. Click the 'Rotate', 'Reflect' or 'Repeat' buttons to extend the pattern in the quilt. Click the 'Erase' to start over. Click 'Index' to show different patterns.


Borderliner is an interactive program that allows students to design a border by repeating the same pattern. Colour, point size, and symmetry can all be changed.

To use Borderliner, click on the symmetry selections at the bottom of the palette. Select the colour on the right-hand side, and the point size on the left-hand side. Move the cursor inside the palette to start the border design. Select another point size or colour. Move the cursor inside the palette and develop the border pattern. Make new designs using different colours, point sizes, and symmetry selections.