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|A classroom activity (similar to Pentomino + 1 = Hexomino; a variation on polyominoes) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through manipulatives (paper dominoes). Students explore whether it is possible to cover a 6x5 grid with 15 dominoes, then build a variety of "brick walls" and create a brick wall catalogue. A simple freeware program (Macintosh only) by Kurt Kaufman can be used very easily to model this problem. Links to related pentomino and Fibonacci sites on the Web and a teacher lesson plan are provided.|
|Levels:||Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles|
|Math Topics:||Patterns/Relationships, Triangles and Other Polygons, Logic/Foundations|
|Math Ed Topics:||Manipulatives, Standards|
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