Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?
Investigate how this pattern of squares continues. You could
measure lengths, areas and angles.
Can you work out the area of the inner square and give an
explanation of how you did it?
Is it possible to remove ten unit cubes from a 3 by 3 by 3 cube
made from 27 unit cubes so that the surface area of the remaining
solid is the same as the surface area of the original 3 by 3 by 3
cube? In how many different ways can this be done?