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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)

Tiling Rectangles with Pentominoes is an extension of page 27.
(It can stand alone if students know the names of the pentominoes)

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Related pages on this site:
Virtual Grid Paper
Pentominoes home page
Pentomino Labs
Geometric Puzzles in the Classroom
Supertangrams home page
Geometry Labs
On my blog:
Minimum Polyomino Covers
Inscribing Squares in Polyominoes