Can you make five differently sized squares from the tangram
This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
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Daniel from Pewsey Primary, Kieren from
St Luke's in Sway, Rebecca from The Grange School and Sports
College, Tim and Tom from Stratton Upper School, Lewis from Beaupre
Community Primary School and Maisy who learns at home, all agreed
that three overlapping squares could make eight squares in total.
Maisy sent in a picture which shows very clearly how the three
squares are overlapped and where the eight resulting squares
Maisy went on to suggest that if four
squares are overlapped in a similar way, you can make sixteen
Well done too to Jacob from St Edburgs who
found this arrangement of the squares, but didn't quite count them
I wonder how many squares we could make from
five overlapping squares, or six ...? What would you
predict? Why? Perhaps you can test out your