Think About It
What makes a word easy to illustrate so that its appearance conveys meaning? What makes a word more difficult to illustrate? Reorder the list above from the easiest to the most challenging word. Share your list with classmates. How do the orders compare?
Observe how the six toothpicks below are arranged to form two identical triangles. Now rearrange these six toothpicks so that they form four triangles of this same size.
Answer: You need to construct a 3D pyramid using the toothpicks. The pyramid’s bottom and its three sides produce four triangles.