This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
If you had 36 cubes, what different cuboids could you make?
How can you put five cereal packets together to make different
shapes if you must put them face-to-face?
We had quite a variety of kinds of solutions
to this problem with some sending in one solution, some sending in
a variety and some considering all the possibilities.
Jonathan sent in the following
Another solution was sent in by Lily;
Rachel sorted out what the range could
It is always good to hear how, when provided
with a simple starting point, children can take mathematics beyond
our expectations. Here is an account of such an event from a