This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different
squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.
This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
If you had 36 cubes, what different cuboids could you make?
Can you put the $25$ coloured tiles into the $5\times 5$ square below so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have the same colour in them?
Use the interactivity below to try out your ideas.
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A practical version of this activity is included in one of the Brain Buster Maths Boxes which contains hands-on challenges developed by members of NRICH and produced by BEAM. For more details and ordering information, please scroll down this page .