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.