Is it possible to use all 28 dominoes arranging them in squares of
four? What patterns can you see in the solution(s)?
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...
Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.
Using the 8 dominoes make a square where each of the columns and rows adds up to 8
Use the 'double-3 down' dominoes to make a square so that each side has eight dots.
This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to
opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.