This resource begins by exploring the different number of ways of making dominoes, trominoes, tetrominoes and pentominoes; shapes made from five squares. The resource contains 43 problems varying in difficulty exploring the properties and symmetries of pentominoes.
Students are required to make pentominoes fit together to make a series of rectangles of differing sizes. Pentominoes are used to enclose an area, and are combined to make enlargements of different pentominoes. There are nets of a tetrahedron and a square which contain pentominoes and resource sheets to accompany the problems