This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
Find the missing coordinates which will form these eight
quadrilaterals. These coordinates themselves will then form a shape
with rotational and line symmetry.
Systematically explore the range of symmetric designs that can be
created by shading parts of the motif below. Use normal square
lattice paper to record your results.
We had lots of solutions to this problem but
not many of you told us how you got your solutions. Luis and
Freddie, who go to Newton Prep, sent in well-explained solutions.
Here is what Luis wrote:
Many children from
Stradbroke Primary School sent an image of their solution. Here is