For these introductory puzzle shapes, 10 of the 12 pentomino piece shapes can form puzzles that can be solved using only four of the pentomino pieces. Challenge your students to solve each one. There can be more than one solution in many of the puzzles!
Versatile activities for warm-up brain teasers, early finisher folders, or learning centers! Emphasize the use of Visual/Spatial Smarts, Kinesthetic/Body Smarts, and Logic Smarts multiple intelligences.
-- "Transformations Poster" also sold by Challenging Minds! to accompany Pentomino lessons in symmetry, rotation, translation, and reflection
-- Scoring Sheet for students to track which puzzles they've solved
-- Answer sheets
**Copy Pentomino Template on cardstock and laminate. Students can then carefully cut out shapes to use in solving letter puzzles. (Plastic pentomino sets can be purchased online through most school specialty stores. These sets are worth the investment for multiple uses!)
**Copy Pentomino Puzzle activity sheets onto cardstock and laminate to reuse or copy onto paper and mat with construction paper before laminating.