Pupils: You may like to
- complete the silhouette of the junk they are about to sail
- investigate, using Polydron or something similar, what solids
will stack construct the highest tower you can using multilink with
a base of one cube then try two cubes, three....
- estimate then work out how many pennies would be needed to make
a tower one metre high. How costly will it be?
Parents: You may like to:
- investigate the names and their origins of local Chinese and
Cantonese restaurants and Take Aways found within your
- explain the difference between Chinese and Cantonese
- discuss the sort of items found in Oriental restaurants or Take
- discuss the sort of containers used for packaging food, then
have a purposeful look around the local supermarket at which
packages are used and which stack best.
Teachers: You may like to:
- bring together a collection of containers and packets used in
the home and investigate the different ways these can be sorted and
- consider the meaning and derivation of the terms 'lock, stock
and barrel' and 'butter fingers'. Are there other similar sayings
that we use?
- investigate which solids (apart from cubes) will stack?
- design a container, with the smallest surface area, that will
hold exactly 1 kilo of rice.