This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical
How can you put five cereal packets together to make different
shapes if you must put them face-to-face?
Cong Lu sent us nets of the two shapes in this
problem. Here is the first one:
Here is the second one:
Well done. You might have drawn the net a
different way, which is absolutely fine, so please send in your net
if that's the case.
It can be quite tricky to check whether two
nets produce the same shape, can't it? The visualisation is
challenging! It can be a good idea to check by making the shape
from the net.