This investigation explores using different shapes as the hands of
the clock. What things occur as the the hands move.
Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?
How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one
layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same
colour are next to each other in any direction?
The pupils from Moorfield Juniors
in Stockport sent in many solutions to this
problem. Well done to each of you. The first piece of work was
received from Steven and
Matthew, who sent
along the following shapes that they were able to find and
recognise on the isometric paper.
Many other shapes were found by
Moorfield's pupils, some of them were irregular and some were even
difficult to put a name to! They certainly demonstrated their
powers of observation.
Can you find any other examples of the shapes
that were named?