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Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A set of shapes has five pieces:

You'll need to download this sheet with two sets of pieces for printing and cutting.

First, make a square using four pieces.

Then, make a square using all five pieces.

Then add another set of five pieces (so now there are ten) and make a square with all of them.

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