Today in maths we were exploring squared numbers. We discovered that squared numbers make squares on the multiplication grid for example 2 across and 2 down (2×2) made 4, 3 across and three down (3×3) made 9- all squares. We then saw a pattern going diagonally across the multiplication grid and could predict the next 10 squared numbers. We represented them with multilink cubes.
So, if squared numbers can be represented as a square, what about cubed numbers?
You guessed right – cubes!
We tested it out 2 x 2 x 2 = 8
Can we make a cube with 8 multilink cubes?
3 cubed = 9 and it could be made into a cube……
Look at the variations Year 5 tried out.
Amazing mathematical minds. What a great session.