Trier, Germany contained several heated swimming pools, locker rooms and an eating area.
Ostica Antica, Italy.
Mosaics build math skills. You can see the symmetry in my son's design. This activity reinforces skills like counting, addition and multiplication. For example, how many yellow tiles were required for the center? 16 - this could be solved in several ways;
1. counting 16 individual tiles
2. adding 4+4+4+4=16
3. multiplying 4x4=16
How many green tiles were used in the top portion of the design? Here are some ways to solve this problem;
1. counting 22 individual tiles
2. adding 4+4+3 = 11, 4+4+3=11 and then 11+11=22
3. multiplying 3x3=9, then 9x2=18, then adding 4 more left over = 22
Simple questions like these can get children to think in complex mathmatical ways.
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