### Cuisenaire Rods

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

### Making Boxes

Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?

### A Right Charlie

Can you use this information to work out Charlie's house number?

# One Wasn't Square

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Mrs Morgan, the class's teacher, pinned numbers onto the backs of three children: Mona, Bob and Jamie.

"Now", she said, "Those three numbers add to a special kind of number. What is it?"

Michael put his hand up.

"It's a square number", he answered.

"Correct", smiled Mrs Morgan.

"Oh!" exclaimed Mona, "The two numbers I can see also add to a square!"

"And me!" called out Bob, "The two numbers I can see add to a square too!"

"Oh dear", said Jamie disappointedly, "the two numbers I can see don't add to a square! It's either $5$ too little or $6$ too big!"

What numbers did the three children have on their backs?