Polyominoes 29 Jun 2014

Shape challenges this week in Maths. As an introduction we had to use four squares and find all the different combinations of how they fit together. The only rules were: squares had to meet along an edge and no reflections or rotations were allowed. We all quickly found the five combinations. Then the real challenge was set….how many pentominoes and hexominoes could we find? We found out that there were 12 possible pentominoes to be found. One group of four bright sparks also managed to find all 35 hexominoes. They challenge then was to fit one of each tetronimo or pentomino into the prepared grids. Many of us achieved the task. Great work and super perseverance Helford Class.