**"Squares"**

## Years 9 – 11 Kite in a Square

*By toni On 2 May, 2020 · 3 Comments*

ABCD is a square with edge 1 unit. AM=MB and O is the centre of the square.

Find the area of the kite.

Can you find this area by more than one method?

Click here to download the KITE IN A SQUARE worksheet

Click here to download the KITS IN […]

## Years 4 – 10 Square It Game

*By toni On 26 April, 2020 · Leave a Comment*

SQUARE IT GAME

GAME FOR TWO Use a dotty grid and take it in turns to claim a point and mark it with your colour. The first person or team to get 4 of of their markers at the vertices of a square wins the game.

PEOPLE MATHS – GAME FOR […]

## Years 5 – 10 How Many Squares?

*By toni On 24 April, 2020 · Leave a Comment*

How many squares can you make by joining four points on this grid?

Look for squares of different sizes and also tilted squares

Start with a 3 by 3 grid of nine dots. Can you find six squares?

Then go on to the 4 by 4 grid of sixteen dots.

What can you say […]

## Years 4 – 7 Fractions in a Square

*By toni On 18 April, 2020 · 4 Comments*

Squares 1, 2 and 3 all have edges of length 1 unit.

Some edges are divided into lengths of ½ and ¼.

The squares are split up into smaller shapes.

What can you say about those shapes and their properties?

Which shapes are similar?

The squares have area 1 square unit. What are the […]

Look at this square divided into four pieces : two identical triangles and two identical trapezia.

The edge of length 3 from each triangle matches with the edge of length 3 from a trapezium so that the four pieces from the square now occupy a rectangular space.

The square had side length 8 […]

## Years 5 – 8 Wholesome Rectangles

*By toni On 15 October, 2017 · Leave a Comment*

This activity is about rectangles with whole number dimensions. With other lengths and breadths there are infinitely many possible rectangles so here we just stick to whole numbers.

How many rectangles can you make with perimeter 12 units?

What do you know about rectangles? What is the smallest rectangle that you can […]

## Grades 7 to 10 Painted Cube

*By toni On 5 November, 2016 · 22 Comments*

Imagine a large cube made up from 27 small red cubes each measuring 1 cm by 1 cm by 1 cm. What is its volume?

Imagine dipping the large cube into a pot of yellow paint so the whole outer surface is covered. What is its surface area?

Now imagine breaking the […]

## Years 5 – 8 Quad Match

*By toni On 9 August, 2016 · 2 Comments*

INDIVIDUAL OR WHOLE CLASS ACTIVITY

Sort these quadrilaterals into 4 sets of 4 and describe the properties of each set.

.GROUP ACTIVITY – groups of 4

Cut out 16 cards and mix them up.

Give each member of the group 4 cards. They must give their cards to other members of the […]

## Years 10 – 12 Geoprob

*By toni On 29 March, 2016 · Leave a Comment*

The point E is inside the square ABCD and AEB is an equilateral triangle. Find the angles EBC, BEC and ECD and give reasons for your answers.

Click for Teacher-Notes-GEO-PROB.

## Grades 9 to 12 – Trisquares

*By toni On 2 June, 2015 · 6 Comments*

These ‘trisquares’ are made up of three squares and each has an area of 3 square units.

Can you fit them together to make an enlargement of the shape? What is its area?

Can you fit trisquares together to make enlargements of scale factors 3, 4 and 5? What are their areas?

Is it […]

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