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?
Izak, who is home schooled, told us how he went about tackling this problem:
Nikki C and Dominic B from Woore Primary School, and AI and JB from Gledhow Primary, used a similar method. Here is what AI and JB had to say:
Mark, also from Gledhow Primary, used the same approach and he sent us a picture to help us see what he did:
Joe, Sam, Ollie and Matthew from Keer Mackie Primary used another slightly different method:
Thank you for your clear solutions. It's not easy explaining how you worked on a problem when it involves folding paper!