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The Way of the Rectangle is an episode of Numberblocks.


Twelve shows the other Numberblocks how to arrange their blocks into columns and rows - and master the way of the rectangle.


Six and Eight see Twelve meditating at a palace named Rectangle Serenity (name not mentioned in episode). They come to her. Twelve says hi to Six and Eight and allows them to watch and tell her if she's making a rectangle. When she arranges 3x4, Six and Eight display their factors and arrays; Six is 2x3 while Eight is 2x4.

They crash into a gong. Four comes by and asks them if she's okay. Next, Twelve teaches them how to turn like a rectangle. Four tries, but being a square, he thinks something is wrong because when he turns he is still 2 by 2! Twelve tells him that Four is a special kind of rectangle that is the same number of blocks wide as the number of blocks tall (2x2).

Four then crashes into Three and Two. He shows them his rectangle meditation, but Three says she can't make wide rectangle shapes. Twelve has another method: she asks everyone to stand vertical; they are a tall, thin rectangle. They all start to fly around. Twelve doesn't mind, so she joins in.


  • 0, 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, and 11 are absent in this episode.
  • This is the second time One is absent, which means that Two is the smallest Numberblock in this episode (the first time is the episode building blocks).

Running Gags

  • Numberblocks flying around and crashing into each other.

Numberblocks episodes
Here are all the Numberblocks episodes.

Series 1

High Five!

One, Another One, Two, Three, One, Two, Three!, Four, Five, Three Little Pigs, Off We Go, How to Count, Stampolines, The Whole of Me, The Terrible Twos, Holes, Hide and Seek

Ten out of Ten

Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Just Add One, Blast Off, Counting Sheep, Double Trouble, The Three Threes, Odds and Evens, Fluffies, The Two Tree, Numberblock Castle, Ten Green Bottles

Series 2

Number Fun

Once Upon A Time, Blockzilla, The Numberblocks Express, Fruit Salad, Zero, Now We Are Six To Ten, Numberblobs, Building Blocks, Peekaboo!, Hiccups, What's the Difference?, Numberblock Rally, Five and Friends, Octoblock to the Rescue!, Ten Again

Fifteen and Friends

Flatland, Pattern Palace, The Legend of Big Tum, Mirror, Mirror, The Wrong Number, Eleven, Twelve, The Way of the Rectangle, Ride the Rays, Block Star, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Tween Scenes, Step Squads

Series 3

Season 5

Fifteen's Minute of Fame, On Your Head, Ten's Place, Balancing Bridge, Sixteen, Square Club, Seventeen, Eighteen, Loop the Loop, Nineteen, Twenty, Tall Stories, Flights of Fancy, I Can Count to Twenty, Heist

Season 6

Sign of the Times, Fun Times Fair, The Lair of Shares, Terrible Twosday, Divide and Drive, Twenty-One and On, We're Going on a Square Hunt, Thirty's Big Top, Land of the Giants, Fifty, Sixty's High Score, The Big One, One Hundred, One Thousand and One, More To Explore

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