If I use 12 green tiles to represent my lawn, how many different
ways could I arrange them? How many border tiles would I need each
I cut this square into two different shapes. What can you say about
the relationship between them?
Once you've had a chance to think about it, click below to see how four different pupils began working on the task.
"I printed the shapes and then measured the length of each shape at the longest point."
Louise and Rosie said:
"We observed the area of each and tried to rearrange the shapes in our heads to compare them."
"I cut out the shapes then cut each up into little pieces and laid them on top of each other to see which was bigger. I also put them on a grid with small squares and counted the number of squares for each."
Can you take each of these starting ideas and develop it into a solution?