don steward
mathematics teaching 10 ~ 16

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

squares inside rectangles (2) equations

forming and solving linear equations with the unknown on both sides

it can be tricky to see which lengths to compare to find expressions for the squares

the powerpoint goes through a couple of examples (that are probably necessary for students to progress)

the numbers are the (integer) lengths of the square

all of these are 'perfect rectangles' in that none of the square sizes are repeated

this work is developed from the numbers attained by Stuart Anderson on where there is a vast amount of information about squares inside rectangles and related notions

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