This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different
squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.
This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
If you had 36 cubes, what different cuboids could you make?
Wong Jing and Wan Paul, River Valley High School, found both
solutions to this problem as did Anne from Madras College, St
Andrews. One or other of the solutions was found by Maria, Madras
College; Caroline, Sophie, Laura and Emma, The Mount School, York;
Henry, New College School, Oxford; Prav, Sheli and Ruoyi, from
North London Collegiate School Puzzle Club; Becky, Richard, Chris
and Richard all from Bourne Grammar School; Ashley, Mansfield,
Australia and Isobel and Lottie.
Six friends sat around a circular table. Ann (who is not the
banker) sat opposite the consultant. Bob sat opposite Fred. Celia
sat on the doctor's right. Dave (who is not the consultant) sat
opposite the accountant. Emily sat opposite the engineer and next
to the financier. Fred sat on Ann's right.
1 st solution
2 nd Solution