## A Maths Starter Of The Day

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

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• 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.
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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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