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Toothpick Puzzles

These toothpick puzzles challenge a student's visualization and knowledge of basic geometric shapes and orientations. Students must transform geometric figures into others by adding, moving or removing toothpicks. Starting from the 6 given formations there are 13 different puzzles to solve. A link to the answer key is provided.
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Contributed by: The Franklin Institute, Publisher
Math TopicGeometry, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Problem Set

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorThe Franklin Institute, Publisher
    • Publication Date2012
    • RightsCopyright The Franklin Institute, 1994-2011
      http://www.fi.edu/learn/aboutus.php
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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