A simple challenge to get us thinking today. Look at this picture and count the squares. How many can you see? Can you see the same as your friend or teacher? Is there a good way to count the squares so you don't miss any out? I wonder who will be the first person to get the right answer...
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safwa
28/4/2015 08:28:52 am
there are 27 squares
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safwa
28/4/2015 08:32:39 am
there are 27 squares
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Zainab N 5rw
28/4/2015 09:18:53 am
I hae found 33 squares in total
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Madiha 5RW
28/4/2015 12:48:15 pm
I can also see 33 squares
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Zainab N 5rw
30/4/2015 01:48:19 pm
Is 33 the right answer?
Zainab N 5rw
30/4/2015 01:50:35 pm
no your right 36 squares its my final answer
Zainab N 5rw
30/4/2015 01:53:03 pm
No. I have found 38 squares. Is this right?
Madiha
28/4/2015 12:53:47 pm
33
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Shukri
28/4/2015 09:38:05 am
There are 24 squares on the grid.
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Mr Plowman
29/4/2015 07:04:41 am
Well you certainly spent a long time thinking about your answer Gracia.
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Madiha 5RW
28/4/2015 12:52:35 pm
Now I can see 36 squares
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Yusoof
28/4/2015 01:20:59 pm
There are 40 squares
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naima
28/4/2015 01:42:01 pm
I think there are 31 squares.
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Mr Plowman
29/4/2015 01:27:45 am
I am pleased that you have all been thinking hard about this challenge, but there are lots of different answers you are coming up with. I wonder if you can try to explain HOW you got your answer as well as telling me how many squares you think there are.
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Fiza
29/4/2015 03:11:15 pm
32
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I think it might be 27 squares because there are 4 of each squares in the big one and I also counted the whole of the square which counts and it it is 17 squares now. On the first small square there are 4 little squares and that whole square counts too which is now 22 and on the second little square where there is 4 little ones which is 26 and add the whole of that square which is finally 27.
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Mr Plowman
30/4/2015 05:32:41 am
This is a fantastic explanation of your method Gracia. 5 house points!
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Miss P
1/5/2015 03:12:10 am
I work my way from outside in...then I counted the single squares although it was a screen shot in whiteboard app that helped me highlight each square with a different colour...this meant I didn't miss any possibilities! I'm a visual learner!
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Mr Plowman
1/5/2015 04:31:05 am
I think it is time to share the solution then. Here is a link if you would like to see a solution to the problem to show you how to be systematic.
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Zainab N 5rw
9/5/2015 12:25:34 pm
Ive checked the link and I cant believe I missed some of the easiest ones
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