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 received several different arrangements of tiles - thank you to those who sent in your suggestions. You had to remember that you didn't necessarily need one tile of each colour in every row and column - it was just that tiles of the same colour weren't allowed to touch. Not many of you looked for more than one other arrangement but Kesavan from Latymer All Saints C
of E Primary sent in these solutions:
Louise from Farnborough Hill sent these arrangements:
Trish and James sent in their solutions:
A great way of working out some possible results!
Finding all the possible arrangements of tiles is quite a challenge and some of you began to have a go at this. Danny told us how he worked out how many possible combinations there were:
Thank you, Danny!