This high school math task is not flashy, but it is fun for high school students. In a traditional curriculum this connects concepts of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and beyond. Students at all levels will find it challenging, yet with the scaffolding needed so that students are not easily discouraged. The use of square tile manipulatives is highly recommended for this rich task.
Answer key and mathematical connections included.
Multiplying Squares: A common core rich task. by Michael Gottemoller is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License