Create Pentomino sets for the class.
Can use either AllStar or SureCut Dies.
Play with pentomino puzzles by tiling a rectangular box with pentominoes. Since there are 12 pentomino pieces, each with an area of 5 unit squares, the rectangle should have an area of 60 units. Therefore, consider creating 6" x 10", 5" x 12", 4" x 15" and 3" x 20" rectangles based on student ability. Cover each rectangle with the pieces without any overlap or gaps.
Play with Pentomino puzzles by tiling a rectangular area with pentominoes, without overlapping any pieces or leaving gaps.
Note: This lesson can be created using either Ellison AllStar or SureCut Dies.
Supplies Used: Cardstock, Laminator
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
Pre-K-5: Instructional programs from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.
Standards are listed with permission from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, copyright 2000 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). NCTM does not endorse the content or validity of these alignments.
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