This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different
squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.
This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
If you had 36 cubes, what different cuboids could you make?
The Famous Five have been given 20 sweets as a reward for solving a tricky crime. They have agreed that the oldest of them must receive more than the next oldest, who must receive more than the next oldest, and so on. Assuming that each of the five gets at least one sweet, in how many different ways can they share the sweets?
If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.
This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.View the archive of all weekly problems grouped by curriculum topic