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Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares of the same size?

3 squares
 

Please do send us pictures of the arrangements of your squares.  
We would also like to know how you go about the task.  How will you know if your way really does have the greatest possible number of squares?

You could use this interactivity to try out your ideas:



 

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