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Super Value Shapes

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Thank you to The Math Club of the Seacrest Country Day School in Naples, Florida for providing a 'shapes' solution for each of the following values.

Value Shapes solutions
20 5 triangles
27 rectangle circle triangle
35 2 circles triangle rectangle
36 4 circles triangle
50 2 rectangles 5 triangles
66 2 rectangles 8 triangles
100 4 rectangles 4 circles 2 triangles

Was there only one shapes solution each of the values that you were given? Did you find any other possibilities?

Let us know if you were able to find other solutions to the problems.