Tiling Tetrominoes [Shape Composer Units of Units]

Activity Type: Hands-on Math Center

Shape Composer—Units of Units

Quick Description:

After building them (see Tetrominoes), children cover a 8-by-12 grid with a single tetromino, exploring ways to create “units of units” to be more efficient. (Adapted from Investigations in Number, Data, and Space, 1998)

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Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.