Pentominoes are geometric figures created by connecting together 5 squares edge to edge. They can be used for all sorts of games and puzzles.

Cut out the given shapes using the handout and scissors provided.

Break into groups and then try these challenges:
  • Try to create as many figures as shown on the given handout. 
  • Try to create a rectangle with no empty spaces of dimensions 6x10 or 5x12.
  • Create a 8x8. With a partner take turns in placing pentominoes on the board so that they do not overlap with existing tiles and no tile is used more than once. The objective is to be the last player to place a tile on the board.