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?
Ong Xing and Joel from the Anglo Chinese
School, Singapore, and Rebecca from West Flegg Middle School,
Norfolk recognised that there are two possible answers: either
Mohamed in Toronto, Sheng in Manchester, Tanya in Bahrain and
Bharat in Sydney, or Mohamed in Sydney, Sheng in Bahrain, Tanya in
Manchester and Bharat in Toronto.
Many people sent solutions giving one or other
of the two possibilities.