This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical
How can you put five cereal packets together to make different
shapes if you must put them face-to-face?
Erick (Sciennes Primary School,
Edinburgh) sent in this solution:
This collection of solutions from
Moorfield Junior School shows how the layers can be placed in
different orders, or the whole cube turned upside-down, or
described from different angles.
Kelly and Josephine showed their
solution in another, rather clever way. They used letters, but we
have used coloured squares to help you see how this net would show
all the little cubes when it was folded into a cube.