Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Playing with Pentomines

Welcome to a new school year. I am excited to be back to teaching fourth grade again. We are off to a great start at New Searles The class has been hearing a small bit about my experiences in Kenya (blog here). Today I introduced them to a lesson that I taught in Kenya. We worked with pentominoes. You can read more about pentominoes and see my students in Kenya working with them here.

If you want to explore them some more at home, you can play with them online at this site. You might also want to read Blue Ballliet's excellent book "Chasing Vermeer".