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?
Inceeya from Glenarm College told us:
Well noticed, Inceeya. Yes, we could say that
the sides of the equilateral triangle (which of course are all the
same) are the same length as the shorter sides of the isosceles
Rhea from Mason Middle School compared the
triangles very thoroughly. Here are some of the things she
Some of these things would apply to any
triangles - you might like to think about which ones - and some
apply just to these two triangles. Rhea told us that she cut out
both the triangles and put them next to each other to make her
list. I am particularly impressed that Rhea suggests they have the
same area. She explained how she worked this out:
Excellent - thank you to Rhea and Inceeya.