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Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Why do this problem?

This short problem is good for encouraging children to visualise and it can be done practically by children who lack confidence.

Key questions

Which part could be a corner?
Would it be helpful to draw the square on squared paper and cut out the shapes?

Possible extension

Children could try Rearrange the Square as a follow-up problem.

Possible support

Many children will find it helpful to draw the square on squared paper and cut out the shapes to move around.