Why do this problem?
gives learners a chance to talk about similarities and differences, and also rotations and, in particular, quarter turns. These sheets may be useful to give to pairs or individuals:this sheet
has $16$ copes of the basic tile
and this sheet
has a $4$ by $4$ grid which is the same size as the tiles.
What can you tell me about this pattern?
What is the same about these two tiles?
What is different about these two tiles?
How can we make this tile look the same as that one?
How will you arrange the tiles to make your own pattern?
Challenge children to make different repeating patterns using the tiles, or they could design their basic tile.
Learners could try the Turning Man