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What to do 1. Ask an adult to help you use a copier to enlarge the pattern below until it is about 6 inches across. 2. Cut out the Stomachion game pieces and trace them on cardboard. (If you are not allowed to use scissors, ask an adult to help you.) Then cut out the cardboard pieces. 3. Use the Stomachion pieces to make new shapes. The only rules are that you must use all the pieces, they must lay flat, they must touch on at least one side, and they cannot overlap. Can you make a shape that looks like an elephant? 4. When you make an interesting picture or shape, use a pencil to trace around the pieces on another piece of paper. Then give the outline of the shape to a friend to see if he or she can make it too! Learning More The Greedy Triangle. The Shape of Things. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics: Geometry: Grades PreK2. 




