What is the smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can
you investigate patios of different sizes?
Tiles on a Patio
Stage: 2 Challenge Level:
Using squared paper and drawing your arrangement of tiles might
Can you use one of the ways you've already found to find a way
using a different number of tiles? Try changing just a
part of it, perhaps.
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NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to
embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other activities
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