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Arranging Rectangles

boyMy thanks to Richard Thiessen for this week’s puzzle. It consists of six pieces that can be put together to make rectangular regions (the regions can be solid or have openings in their interiors). Please download the Vee Diagram: A Guide to Problem Solving article, for ideas about how to use this puzzle with your students.

Cut out the pieces below. Put them together to form a rectangle. Make a record of your solution(s) and describe some of the things you learned.



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