Constructing Rectangles

Directions: Using the following squares, how many different rectangles can you make?


What are the properties of a rectangle?


Answers will vary depending on uniqueness. Answers based on uniqueness are: 1×12, 2×6, 3×4, 4×3, 6×2, and 12×1. How does adding 4 more squares change the problem?

Source: Bryan Anderson

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  2. I like this question, but consider making the instructions say “using ALL of the following squares” otherwise kids may produce a 1×2 rectangle, etc.

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