Treasure?

A recent call into the local photo framer, yielded a free supply of good quality card in a variety of colors as shown below.

But now I need to put on my thinking cap as to how to use this material to good effect in my classes! Below are a few ideas and links, but please add comments about any ideas you have.

1. Years ago I recall a puzzle that simply used four square tiles. I think it was part of the UK Smile project? One arrangement of the tiles is shown. How many different arrangements are there?

2. Dissection puzzles. Some examples from n-Rich are Poly-puzzle, 30-60-90 Poly-puzzle, Muggles Magic, etc. Also the T puzzle, Ostomachion (pictured), The Haberdashers Problem, etc.

3. Making 3D prisms, pyramids, polyhedra, etc.

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I have been teaching Mathematics in Victorian secondary schools for 30 years. I use the www to make my maths lessons better. I hope this blog will give other teachers some ideas to try in their own classes.
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4 Responses to Treasure?

  1. Britt Gow says:

    What a fabulous find Jeff! I’ll be off to my local picture framer next time I’m in town. You could also use these pieces to make

  2. Britt Gow says:

    What a fabulous find Jeff! I’ll be off to my local picture framer next time I’m in town. You could also use these pieces to make Tangrams – http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/learninginclusion/files/pages/M4LIFiles/Tangrams_puzzles.pdf

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