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Here are two triangles. We're going to see what shapes we can
get by using many of them.
You might like to print off this sheet
triangles to cut out and use, or you could use this interactive
board to make shapes:
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You might try putting them together like this:
Try making that or something similar.
Sometimes you can make "jewel-like" shapes:
See what "jewels" you can make.
You might make the triangles from different materials, or use
an overhead projector transparency so that they are a bit
transparent, then you can overlap them:
When you do that, you might try to see what shapes you've made
at the overlap.
Maybe you could experiment further with this idea and create
pictures like these:
Please do send in pictures of the shapes you make, whether they
include overlaps or not.
Tell us what you notice about the shapes you've made.