How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square
tiles of different sizes?
Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level
Try starting a square on one of the edge pegs. Look at
all the other pegs in turn - could you use that peg as the second
corner of a square?
Can you make a square whose edges aren't parallel to the rows or
columns of pegs?
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.