Maths KS3: Geometrical thinking challenge material
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This problem is a context for systematic number work, geometrical thinking and problem solving. It contains great opportunities for discussing a general idea resulting from changing one variable and how this can be extended when other changes are made. This means that something you notice in one sit More…uation can be used in a slightly different situation. For example, one way to investigate this problem is to consider how the number of squares increases as you add another column to a rectangle with a fixed number of rows. The method can be extended to rectangles with more rows.