Pentominos: Introducing Algebra Through an Arithmetic Puzzle
Submitted by Stephen Coleman on August 27, 2019 - 6:10pm
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In this activity, participants work through a series of "pentomino sum" puzzles. The activity will begin with an introduction to the pentomino and how it relates to a 10x10-grid that will be used throughout the activity. Participants will apply what they learn to create their own problems to challenge fellow discussion participants. Optional challenge problems will be provided as the participants move closer to the algebraic approach to solving problems more efficiently.
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