Working with Pentominoes w/ CD, Grades 4-8
Using the 12 pentomino shapes and the lessons in this book, students will explore measurement (unit, area, perimeter), number (multiples, triangular numbers), geometry (congruence, similarity), and much more.
Pentominoes allow the introduction of important mathematical concepts and skills in a non-threatening and playful context. Activities range from simple explorations to highly challenging puzzles. Pentomino play enhances students' intuition, problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and spatial sense.
Includes detailed teacher notes, answer key, and CD-rom with virtual manipulatives.