You may also like

Have You Got It?

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Counting Factors

Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?

Is There a Theorem?

Draw a square. A second square of the same size slides around the first always maintaining contact and keeping the same orientation. How far does the dot travel?

Tilted Squares

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Two standard methods for working out the areas of shapes may help.

Boxing in the tilted squares, working out the area of the box and subtracting the areas of the unwanted right-angled triangles: 

 boxing in method


Splitting the tilted squares into right-angled triangles and squares and adding the areas of the different parts:

Diagram of tilted square split up into 4 right angled triangles and a square, with their corresponding areas.