You may also like


This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.

Tiles on a Patio

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?

Making Boxes

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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: