Easel by TpT
DID YOU KNOW:
Seamlessly assign resources as digital activities

Learn how in 5 minutes with a tutorial resource. Try it Now  

Perimeter, Rotational Symmetry and Geometry Puzzle

SamizdatMath
742 Followers
Grade Levels
3rd - 12th, Homeschool
Subjects
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Internet Activities
  • Compatible with 
    Activities
Pages
6 pages
$2.95
$2.95
Share this resource
SamizdatMath
742 Followers
Compatible with Digital Devices
The Teacher-Author has indicated that this resource can be used for device-based learning.
Compatible with Easel Activities
Create an interactive version of this PDF students can complete on any device. Easel is free to use! Learn more.

Description

This activity is an invitation for your students to take part in an original piece of mathematical research. We begin with a problem: there is a 6 x 6 apartment split up into 36 "tiles" that need to be arranged so that all 4 apartments use the same number of tiles (9 each) and where each apartment is the exact same shape. Oh, and the apartment has to include a bathroom and kitchen, as shown on the floor plan.

From here, the problem morphs into a larger exploration of how many ways this 6 x 6 tile grid can be split into 4 pieces that are the same size and shape. I've been working on this problem for the last 8 months and have discovered 41 different variations. Whether there are more, I have no idea.

I am calling upon teachers worldwide to contribute to this original piece of mathematical research. I have scoured the web and have never seen this particular problem proposed or described, so I'm going to speculate that it has never been investigated. I would like to submit these results to a mathematics research journal for publication at a later date.

In the meantime, I will be publishing this problem and solutions to it from your students at my blog at www.samizdatmath.com.

Enjoy!
Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.

Reviews

Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up