Pentominoes

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Drag the pentominoes onto the rectangle so that they fit together without leaving any space.

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Level 1 - Arrange the 12 pentominoes on a 3 by 20 rectangle

Level 2 - Arrange the 12 pentominoes on a 4 by 15 rectangle

Level 3 - Arrange the 12 pentominoes on a 5 by 12 rectangle

Level 4 - Arrange the 12 pentominoes on a 6 by 10 rectangle

You can also try the Tetrominoes puzzles.

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Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.

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If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

Felton Davis, DavisFelton3@Yahoo.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

"The work of a lifetime for an amateur programmer to compile a complete of solutions to the 12-piece puzzle known as either the Hex Puzzle, or more formerly as Pentominoes.
A small picture of each of the 2339 solutions is posted on Flickr.

[Transum: Very impressive Felton. I can't begin to imagine the complexity of the algorithm you created to produce that result. Well done.]"

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