The Cost of a Great Looking Floor

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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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

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

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