This project is rated as **EASY**.

Materials needed: Card stock (or computer paper), scissors (or craft knife)

Pentominoes are puzzle pieces. Each puzzle piece consists of 5 squares. Each pentomino has the squares arranged in a different pattern from any other piece. There are 12 pentominoes. Therefore, there are a total of 60 squares. The object of the puzzle is to arrange the pentominoes so that they fit into a rectangle that has dimensions of 10 by 6 squares.

First, display and print the pentominoes on card stock.
*If you don't have card stock, use computer paper. If you find that paper
is not stiff enough, the pentominoes can then be copied onto cardboard, or
even wood.)*

Next, cut out the individual pentominoes.

Now comes the hard part. Arrange the pentominoes into an array that is 10 by 6 squares.

*(If you would like to have an empty rectangle in which to place your
pentominoes print.)*

*If you cannot find the solution, you may look and
see the positions of the four corner pieces; or if necessary,
peek at one possible solution.*

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