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?
Thank you to those of you who sent in
solutions to this problem. Class 6 from WPS wrote:
Nihaarika from Wellington Primary School
thought about the idea of putting bags inside bags. She
Ellie and Caroline from FES in the USA
thought very creatively about this problem. Here are their
They then went on to list more
possibilities which used different types of bags! I think we
were assuming that the bags would all be the same kind of bag, or
that the kind of bag wouldn't matter, but I'm really pleased you
thought hard about the problem. Really well done.
I think perhaps there is one combination that
Ellie and Caroline have missed off, although as
Nihaarika says, we could just keep putting each bag into another
empty bag. What do you think?