Solving Together - Square It

Age 11 to 14

This is a game for two players.
The object of the game is to be the first person to make a square.

Watch the video for an introduction, or scroll down to have a go.

Alternatively, here are some instructions on how to play.

Play the game a few times.

Once you've played a few times you might like to discuss your strategies.
Then test them by playing together against the computer on different sized grids.

Warning: it is not easy to beat the computer!
You may like to print off some dotty paper

Note for parents: You may find it useful to watch our Guidance for Parents video for advice on how to get the most out of the Solving Together resources.

Square It encourages you to explore the mathematical properties of squares. It builds important problem solving skills, such as reasoning and thinking strategically.