Tiling a Kitchen Floor

This Tiling a Kitchen Floor performance task also includes:

Cover the floor with math. Pupils work to determine the proper shape to cover a kitchen floor. They first determine the number of tiles to purchase and configure their placement to reduce the amount of waste. Teams finish by creating a presentation to highlight their solutions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide a review of requirements for figures to tessellate
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires the class to be able to calculate the area of regular polygons
  • Assumes individuals understand how to read a blueprint
Pros
  • Provides an example of a solution for reference
  • Includes a rubric for scoring
Cons
  • None