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Part A

Observing Student Connections
  Introduction | Hexominos | Sorting Hexominos | Student Work | Problem Reflection #1 | Hexominos Into Cubes | Problem Reflection #2 | Classroom Practice | Observe a Classroom | Your Journal


If you have one square, you can make only one unomino:


If you have two squares, you can make only one domino:

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With three squares, you can make two triominos:

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All the other configurations you can make are reflections and/or rotations of the ones shown:

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Hexominos are figures made from six squares that follow these rules:

  • All squares must lie flat on the table.
  • Each square must be attached to at least one other square side-to-side and corner-to-corner.

Here are some examples of six squares that form a hexomino:


Here are some examples of six squares that do not form a hexomino:

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There are 35 distinct hexominos in total.

Next  Observe how a pair of students solved a problem involving hexominos

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