Partitioning a Hexagon

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The task at hand is to partition a hexagon into two, four, and eight congruent figures. Make sure to give your wizards a sheet of triangle grid paper on which to decompose the hexagons. Have them explain which rotations, reflections, or translations can be used to confirm congruence. 

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Teacher commentary comes complete with photos of colored hexagons on grid paper to clarify solutions
  • Bonus tasks challenge eighth graders to go above and beyond the basic skills
  • Designed for Common Core State Standards
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Common Core