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Author:Frank Ruskey; Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Victoria, B.C., Canada
Description: A pentomino is an arrangement of 5 unit squares (or sometimes cubes) that are joined along their edges. Up to isomorphism (rotating and flipping), there are 12 possible shapes, which are illustrated. Each piece is labelled by the letter that most accurately reflects its shape. On this page are the puzzle, a link to a page of links to other puzzles, and related links.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Problems/Puzzles
Math Topics: Triangles and Other Polygons

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