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Two Squared

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

You could draw the shapes on squared paper or isometric paper and cut out the smaller ones to fit into the larger ones.
Or you could print these sheets and cut out the shapes.
Don't forget you can rotate the smaller shapes!

TwoSquared 1.docTwoSquared 2.doc