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My New Patio

What is the smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can you investigate patios of different sizes?

Tiles on a Patio

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Using squared paper and drawing your arrangement of tiles might help.
Can you use one of the ways you've already found to find a way using a different number of tiles? Try changing just a part of it, perhaps.