Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Find the area

Using Cuisenaire rods, make 5 rectangles, which between them have side lengths 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. What area do they each cover? What total area do they cover?
We used the Cuisenaire environment to record our rectangles.
And then calculated the total area:

We had a range of different totals:
The next question was: What is the biggest possible area? Well done to Samyak who saw straight away how it should be done:
Here's a slideshow of our work:

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