Christmas Tessellation Jigsaw Worksheet 1

Cut out and put together geometric shapes to form a rectangular Christmas picture.

Compare the pieces. Are they the same shape? Do they fit on top of each other?

Extra challenge: Flip the pieces over so that the picture doesn't show. Then put them together to form a rectangle. When you flip over the completed rectangle will the picture be right?

What kinds of pieces would a puzzle have to have so that you could flip the pieces face down, put together the puzzle, and know for sure that when you flip the puzzle face up the picture will be right?

Follow-up activity: Create or cut out Christmas pictures and then cut them up to make jigsaw puzzles where all the pieces are the same shape.

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