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Pentomino puzzles activity

Overall rating 4 out of 54.6 (12 ratings)

Last updated 21 September 2014, created 15 August 2011, viewed 17,347

Problem solving activity in which students identify all the different pentominoes, then fit them into shapes. Promotes discussion on shapes and transformations.

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  • Word documentLesson plan
    pentominoes - lesson plan.doc (29kb, Word document)
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  • Word documentActivity
    pentominoes - cube.doc (87kb, Word document)
  • Notebook documentActivity
    pentominoes - poster ideas.notebook (3mb, Notebook document)
  • Word documentActivity
    pentominoes worksheet - animals - solutions.doc (307kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    pentominoes worksheet - animals.doc (554kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    pentominoes worksheet - pictures - solutions.doc (252kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    pentominoes worksheet - pictures.doc (458kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    pentominoes worksheet - rectangles - solutions.doc (81kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    pentominoes worksheet - rectangles.doc (89kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    pentominoes worksheet - shapes - solutions.doc (218kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    pentominoes worksheet - shapes.doc (410kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    pentominoes worksheet - square - solutions.doc (82kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    pentominoes worksheet - square.doc (148kb, Word document)
  • Notebook documentActivity
    pentominoes.notebook (5mb, Notebook document)
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looking forward to using this with my year 8s thank you

from Hasker40, 21 September 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Love this - so creative! Thank you!!

from klexley, 06 July 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Really interesting, fantastic idea, thank you very much!

from jeng126, 25 February 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

There is hardly a better way of captivating and engaging pupils in geometry!

from anitaaab, 16 December 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Great resources. Thank you.

from fmath, 19 May 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5
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