I’ve been sharing Catriona Shearer’s geometry puzzles with my younger son for a few days now. Each day I have him look at a puzzle and either present his solution if he can solve it, or just talk about what he thought about the puzzle if he can’t solve it all the way.
For today’s project we jused the puzzle Shearer posted today:
He was not able to solve this puzzle in the general setting, but still he had some ideas:
After he gave his thoughts I had him find a solution in the twitter thread that he liked. He chose the solution from Jane Miller:
He understood this solution and did a nice job talking through it: