don steward
mathematics teaching 10 ~ 16

Friday, 7 March 2014

square loops

quite a big square loop

some more modestly sized ones

 some rules

the task: explore the relationships between the three variables

students could explore a growing 'family' sequence

maybe an obvious 'family' to explore

it's probably better that students choose their own shapes to explore but in case they don't find enough...

"what growing families could be explored?"

some that might be suggested...

what are the general terms for the:
  • number of tiles used
  • interior perimeter
  • outside perimeter

see also 'octagon loops'

and 'hexagon loops'

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