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# Square to L

### Why do this
problem?

### Possible approach

### Key questions

### Possible extension

### Possible support

Some pupils may need adult help in trying to cut out the shapes to
see if they work.

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Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

- Problem
- Student Solutions
- Teachers' Resources

This activity
is an accessible piece of spatial-awareness work and will encourage
children to visualise.

Each child should be given the opportunity to start this with
some practical resources, for example paper, card, plastic squares
etc.

How are you finding your solutions?

Show me how the cut-off piece fits so that we get an "L"
shape.

Try other even-sized squares - and afterwards look at the
Solutions !

Some pupils may like to have a go at 'near' solutions that do
not work, saying precisely why they do not.

Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

Cut a square of paper into three pieces as shown. Now,can you use the 3 pieces to make a large triangle, a parallelogram and the square again?