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math by the month
math by the month: The mathematics of tiling


March 2014, Volume 20, Issue 7, Page 416

People who lay tile for a living use mathematics every day to decide how much tile, grout, and other supplies are required to complete each job. Measurement and geometry are an integral part of designing tile patterns. Collections of short activities focus on a monthly theme that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6 and aims for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation.

Grades 3-5
Problem Solving / Problem Posing