### Polydron

This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.

### Fencing Lambs

A thoughtful shepherd used bales of straw to protect the area around his lambs. Explore how you can arrange the bales.

### Lawn Border

If I use 12 green tiles to represent my lawn, how many different ways could I arrange them? How many border tiles would I need each time?

# Shapes on the Playground

### Why do this problem?

This problem is one that would be suitable for learners who are looking at measurement, regular polygons or revising the addition and subtraction of numbers to 100. It requires logical thinking and careful reading of the questions asked.

### Key questions

How long are each of the sides of every shape?
What is the perimeter of a hexagon/square/triangle/octagon?

What shapes does the problem say Ben drew?

### Possible extension

Learners could make a table of their results.

### Possible support

Suggest starting by drawing each the shapes and writing underneath how many metres the perimeter of each would be.