Seeing Squares

A Maths Starter Of The Day

72085661831912308031
34657334215745859052
70809644919262602607
98555431217592239176
62065892920151076078
95378725440178467531
71007459637191024201
39701656805411776794

How many square numbers greater than 10 can you find in the lists above?

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Topics: Starter | Number

  • 7A1 , St Cecilia's Lancashire
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  • We noticed that you missed some of the square numbers for example you highlighted 25 in red it had a 6 next to it and 256 is a square number.
  • Grade 11 College Class, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
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  • This class went up to 21 squared and found 25 answers. They noticed that each row was also a perfect square.
  • J Hitchcox,
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  • Found 225 on this puzzle too. There were others if you were allowed to go vertically.
  • 10.1B, AGGS
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  • Thea spotted that the entire top row was a square number. Tilly was there too.
  • Alaa 5O, Roxeth Primary School
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  • I found out the number 16 because I did it in school with my maths teacher Mrs Clague.
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Answers

72085661831912308031
34657334215745859052
70809644919262602607
98555431217592239176
62065892920151076078
95378725440178467531
71007459637191024201
39701656805411776794

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