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Polyominoes

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Author:Cynthia Lanius
Description: 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)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Games, Manipulatives, Problems/Puzzles
Math Topics: Graphing Equations, Triangles and Other Polygons

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