Twitter-Length Tasks – Cookie Cutters

Twitter-Length Tasks can be quickly and simply explained, yet allow for extensive exploration.  
dough1Ron’s mom makes cookies by rolling out cookie dough in a rectangular pan, then cutting out the cookies with a cookie cutter or a knife.

Her kids like it better when the cookies are all the same shape. It’s not always easy to use up all the dough when all the cookies are the same shape. When she cuts the cookies into hexagons, notice how much dough is left over.


What are some interesting shapes that would use up the most amount of cookie dough?

What if the cookie dough pan was a triangle instead of a rectangle?



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