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?
Well done to everyone who engaged themselves in this challenge. Here are just some of the solutions we had emailed to us. Eskdale School sent in two solutions that I'm showing here.
James, from St. John French Immersion School in Ontario sent in this good one (and like Jack and Gill that went up the hill he used pails instead of buckets):
Rajeev from Fair Field School sent in some very thorough thoughts and ideas as follows:
He also showed here.doc or here.pdf how these can all be found by exploring Pascal's Triangle. Well Done.