The Cost of a Great Looking Floor

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We know Sumerians used geometric tiled floors as early as 4000 BC. Scholars create their own geometric patterned floor and estimate the cost based on materials and labor. They also figure taxes and consider material waste.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • For advanced pupils, introduce extra shape blocks
  • Share pictures of tile floor patterns
Classroom Considerations

  • If you don't have access to enough pattern blocks, copy the pattern block activity sheet and cut out enough for all pupils
Pros

  • Includes ideas for differentiation
  • Applies to real life
  • Offers great extensions for the activity
Cons

  • None