Type: Mini-lesson

Theme: Sequences

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Learning Target: Students are asked to think in squares by building and quantifying their results through developing custom combination equations.


How many different connected shapes (polyominos) can you make using 1 square, 2 squares, 3 squares and onward. Results will be graphed and an equation will be written.


Based on Blockus and https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/30-cubes/.

Exit Ticket
CCSS Math Practice
  • I can model with mathematics.
  • I can look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
  • Patterns