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Polyomino Lessons


A whole book of lessons and puzzles on grid paper
by Henri Picciotto

This book originally appeared in 1986, and has long been out of print. I re-used some of the ideas in subsequent books, (Algebra: Themes, Tools, Concepts and especially Geometry Labs,) but some of the material can only be found here.

You can download parts or all of it for your non-commercial use:

Front Matter
Finding the Polyominoes
Family Trees
Polyomino Covers
Perimeter and Area
Related Shapes
Comments for the Teacher
Polyomino Patterns
Grid Paper
The whole book (searchable)

If you don't have time for this in your classes, consider using some of the activities with a math club or math team.

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Related pages on this site:
Geometric Puzzles in the Classroom
Geometry Labs