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|What do dominoes and Tetris have in common? Both games use pieces that are formed of squares placed side by side. Dominoes use 2 squares; Tetris pieces (or tetrominoes) use 4 squares. Mathematician Solomon Golomb, in a 1953 talk at the Harvard Mathematics Club, defined a whole class of geometric figures like this called polyominoes. Activities written to be done independently by students, or with a teacher.|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Games, Manipulatives, Problems/Puzzles|
|Math Topics:||Graphing Equations, Triangles and Other Polygons|
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