Farmer Joe has a beautiful farm in the country with 4 cows, 7 chickens, 5 sheep and 4 horses, but he has a problem! He now has 12 more cows and his farm is not big enough!
He has heard that the children in year 1 have been doing some super shape work recently and has asked for your help!
Farmer Joe wants a farm like the one below and needs to buy the right turf to give his animals the most room!
He has the choice out of the following…
Which shape turf will tessellate and help Farmer Joe’s farm look like the one in the picture?
Mr Stevenson thinks the Farmer Joe needs the star shaped turf.
Mr Harwood thinks Farmer Joe should choose the circle shaped turf.
Mrs Raja-Khan thinks Farmer Joe needs the square turf.
Who is correct?
What do you think? Why?
What other shapes may help Farmer Joe? Why?
Which would not help Farmer Joe? Why?
Do you know any other shapes that tessellate?
Have a go at drawing a farm on the piece of paper using the shapes to see which one would help Farmer Joe and bring it in school so we can help him.