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?
Your solutions to this problem will depend on
the sorts of questions you asked yourselves. Isaac from High Wood
Primary (and his Dad) did a calculation to try and work out how
many different ways in total there might be to put the six
different gourds on the wheel!
We'd love to hear about some of the tunes you
make. You could create your own rules for making tunes, as the
problem suggests - do you need to use at least one of each gourd?
Are you allowing yourself spaces? Or why not compare the two tunes
we've made in the problem?
Please don't worry that your solution is not
"complete" - we'd like to hear about anything you have tried.
Teachers - you might like to send a summary of your