This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different
squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.
How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square
tiles of different sizes?
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?
Here we see pictures
of well-displayed solutions sent in from Rawdon Littlemoor School,
we had 25 pupils' results sent in. Well done!
Many pupils from
Prince Henry's Grammar School sent in their solutions having made
good use of a spreadsheet. Here are two of them: