Can you create a square that is exactly 5 square inches in area? This activity will show you how.

Gather a ruler, a piece of paper, a pair of scissors, and something to write with.

Use the ruler to draw 5 squares in a row that are 1 in by 1 in.

Cut them out.

Cut off two squares and draw a line diagonally across them.

Do this again with a second pair of squares. Cut along the diagonals so that you have 1 square and 4 triangles.

Using these five shapes see if you can create a square. I’ll post the answer in a few days ðŸ™‚ You can also leave your answer in the comments.

The idea for this came from Shapes in Math, Science and Nature.