The task is simple, but the solution is a little more complex. Learners must find the smallest number that results in a perfect square when multiplied by two and a perfect cube when multiplied by three. The task requires an analysis of factors and how they connect to perfect squares and cubes.
- Have pupils collaborate with a partner to share strategies
- Add perfect fourths to the task for early finishers
- Expects the understanding of exponents and powers
- Includes an answer key with a thorough explanation
- Allows for many different solution methods