Take any prime number greater than 3 , square it and subtract one. Working on the building blocks will help you to explain what is special about your results.
Many numbers can be expressed as the difference of two perfect squares. What do you notice about the numbers you CANNOT make?
A 2-Digit number is squared. When this 2-digit number is reversed and squared, the difference between the squares is also a square. What is the 2-digit number?
Can you explain the surprising results Jo found when she calculated the difference between square numbers?
A man paved a square courtyard and then decided that it was too small. He took up the tiles, bought 100 more and used them to pave another square courtyard. How many tiles did he use altogether?