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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Squares and Rectangles

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Here are some numbers 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.
Which numbers are rectangular and which are square? Would grid paper or tiles help you explain?
Help me out. Comments are appreciated.

4, 6, 8, 10 are the ones that are square. 3, 5, 7, 9 are the ones that are rectangle. But I did experiment and created squares that have 1 sticking out, would that still count as a square or not?

The numbers two, three, five, seven and nine are rectangles.

Four, six, eight and ten are squares, but they can also be drawn as rectangles.

And Leandro, I don't think that a square with one sticking out would count as a square, seeing as a square has four sides, and the one that would be sticking out would give the square another two sides, thus making it no longer a square.

posted by:Tatiana Selk Room 8-17 3) Is a rectangle because I cannot be made into even sides. 4) Can be measured in squares because it can be made in to four even sides. 5) Is measured in rectangles because when it is put together it does not have 4 equal sides. 6) Unlike the others six and eight can look like a square but is not because it is 3 by 2 and not 3 by 3 so it has for uneven sides so it is a rectangle. 7) It is a rectangle because when you put it together it has uneven sides and has an extra box on the end. 8) Just like 6 can look like a square but still has uneven side which turns it to be a rectangle because of its length. 9) is like the others uneven sides and It would have an extra box on the end so it is a rectangle because of its amount. Its looks like there is no number that is a square except 4 but that is not right there are other numbers just not these ones is it just because A square must have four equal sides as a rectangle is made with uneven or straight boxes and lines

3)Is a rectangle. 4)Is a square. 5)Is a rectangle. 6)Is a rectangle. 7)Is a rectangle 8)Is a rectangle. 9)Is a square but can also be drawn as a rectangle length wise. 10) Is a rectangle.

4 is a square because all the sides are parallel. 3,5,6,7,8,9,and 10 are all rectangles because all the sides aren't parallel. They have two parallel sides, like rectangles.

Is it possible that we can split pieces? Like for 5 we can use up 4 to create a square and divide the single left piece into 4 to add onto the square, ????

Most of them are rectangles because they can't be squares do to their inability to have equal sides. However, 4 and 9 can be made into squares due to their ability to have equal sides.

## 9 comments:

4, 6, 8, 10 are the ones that are square. 3, 5, 7, 9 are the ones that are rectangle. But I did experiment and created squares that have 1 sticking out, would that still count as a square or not?

The numbers two, three, five, seven and nine are rectangles.

Four, six, eight and ten are squares, but they can also be drawn as rectangles.

And Leandro, I don't think that a square with one sticking out would count as a square, seeing as a square has four sides, and the one that would be sticking out would give the square another two sides, thus making it no longer a square.

-Aaron 8-17

posted by:Tatiana Selk Room 8-17

3) Is a rectangle because I cannot be made into even sides.

4) Can be measured in squares because it can be made in to four even sides.

5) Is measured in rectangles because when it is put together it does not have 4 equal sides.

6) Unlike the others six and eight can look like a square but is not because it is 3 by 2 and not 3 by 3 so it has for uneven sides so it is a rectangle.

7) It is a rectangle because when you put it together it has uneven sides and has an extra box on the end.

8) Just like 6 can look like a square but still has uneven side which turns it to be a rectangle because of its length.

9) is like the others uneven sides and It would have an extra box on the end so it is a rectangle because of its amount.

Its looks like there is no number that is a square except 4 but that is not right there are other numbers just not these ones is it just because

A square must have four equal sides as a rectangle

is made with uneven or straight boxes and lines

6, 8, 10 are rectangles because if you put the grid paper squares together, all four sides are not eqivelent and 4 is a square.

- Natasha 8-17

3)Is a rectangle.

4)Is a square.

5)Is a rectangle.

6)Is a rectangle.

7)Is a rectangle

8)Is a rectangle.

9)Is a square but can also be drawn as a rectangle length wise.

10) Is a rectangle.

-Saria 8-17

4 is a square because all the sides are parallel. 3,5,6,7,8,9,and 10 are all rectangles because all the sides aren't parallel. They have two parallel sides, like rectangles.

-Sham 8-17

Is it possible that we can split pieces? Like for 5 we can use up 4 to create a square and divide the single left piece into 4 to add onto the square, ????

-Yen 8-17

Most of them are rectangles because they can't be squares do to their inability to have equal sides. However, 4 and 9 can be made into squares due to their ability to have equal sides.

- Zack 8-14

The numbers 2,3,5,6,7,8, and 10 are rectangular numbers. There were only 2 numbers that were square, 4 and 9.

-Harry 8-17

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