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Can you find the hidden factors which multiply together to produce each quadratic expression?

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Which armies can be arranged in hollow square fighting formations?

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Can you find out what is special about the dimensions of rectangles you can make with squares, sticks and units?

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Choose four consecutive whole numbers. Multiply the first and last numbers together. Multiply the middle pair together. What do you notice?

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Many numbers can be expressed as the difference of two perfect squares. What do you notice about the numbers you CANNOT make?

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Can you explain what is going on in these puzzling number tricks?

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Take any prime number greater than 3 , square it and subtract one. Working on the building blocks will help you to explain what is special about your results.

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Show that if you add 1 to the product of four consecutive numbers the answer is ALWAYS a perfect square.

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If you know the perimeter of a right angled triangle, what can you say about the area?

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The sums of the squares of three related numbers is also a perfect square - can you explain why?

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What is special about the difference between squares of numbers adjacent to multiples of three?

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Pick a square within a multiplication square and add the numbers on each diagonal. What do you notice?

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Can you explain the surprising results Jo found when she calculated the difference between square numbers?

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There are unexpected discoveries to be made about square numbers...

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Can you see how to build a harmonic triangle? Can you work out the next two rows?

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A 2-Digit number is squared. When this 2-digit number is reversed and squared, the difference between the squares is also a square. What is the 2-digit number?

A collection of short problems on creating algebraic expressions.