Square Containers or
Pools and sidewalks
Pattern and functions


An eccentric person wants to make containers, or pools, with sidewalks around them. The only requirement is the pool and sidewalk sections have to be square.

Before deciding what size to build, the eccentric person, asks you to draw some squares with sidewalks around them so they can see what materials would be needed.

pools and sidewalks image


  1. What is the pattern for increasing the size of the pools?
  1. What is the pattern for making a sidewalk around a square pool?
  1. What relationships is there between the two?