Table Tiling

How many total tiles does it take to tile a table top? Learners apply geometric concepts to determine the number of tiles needed for a specific square table top, and then use the result to create expressions for the number of tiles needed for any square table top.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide scaffolding for pupils struggling with the task
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must have experience with quadratic expressions
  • Though indicated as being aligned to F-LE, the resource does not cover this domain
Pros

  • Simple context leading to complex solution so pupils are not overwhelmed
  • Clear figures makes the activity easy to understand
Cons

  • Contains some spelling errors