You want to make each of the 5 Platonic solids and colour the faces
so that, in every case, no two faces which meet along an edge have
the same colour.
In this problem you have to place four by four magic squares on the
faces of a cube so that along each edge of the cube the numbers
Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?
No one has sent in a complete solution for
this problem, so please send one in if you think you have it. These
two partial solutions from Joanne and Jill might get you
Joanne, West Flegg Middle School says:
I first took your plans and developed them.
After that I thought about what didn't work in the patterns and
I found that groups of 4 squares together in a square didn't
These shapes do not work
These shapes do work. They are nets of a
I think there are 6 different ways of covering this parcel.
Task 2: To make a net for a cuboid.
These did not work.
I found that you could not have the 2 end squares on the same
These are the nets that did work:
I found 6 nets that will cover this parcel.
I predict that for the present that is different from a cube in
2 directions the number of nets is 3.
Jill, also from West Flegg Middle School,
First of all I found several different ways of the non net
(reflected, upside down, sideways). Here are two that I found the
But then, when cutting out the card to test it, I cut it
brainwave struck me: if I move one segment over a bit it would
Here are some I
But then, when I came to this one which didn't work, I realised
something: the squares that are moved have to be on the same
This led to some interesting thoughts:
Well, the truth is there must be answers out there