don steward
mathematics teaching 10 ~ 16

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

regular hexagon loops

this task could be initiated with the simpler, 'square loops'

there are various physical regular hexagons available (e.g. ATM mats and Pattern Block shapes) that can be helpful for some students

regular hexagon sheets ensure that recording is relatively easy

regular octagon loops are also interesting but much harder to record (square based octagons being slightly misleading)

a task sheet, for students

it's better for students to select this option themselves rather than be advised to take it...

some students might find some ready-prepared loops to be helpful

a powerpoint is here

teacher's notes here

No comments: