This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:
What do you know about squares? Are you sure all the
shapes you are counting are squares?
How will you count the squares? It might help to draw
the arrangement and use coloured pencils or pens to outline the
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the
NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to
embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.