Hexominoes

Explore polyominoes by creating larger copies of each shape.

How it works

By combining the four shapes in different ways larger versions of each shape can be created.

Things to Try or ask around the exhibit

  • How much bigger is each created shape than its smaller version?

Background

Polyominoes are shapes made up of collections of squares joined in different ways.

Finding the science in your world

Dominoes are the most well-known polyominoes and are made up of two squares. The game Tetris uses tetrominoes – shapes made up of four connected squares.