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 all of you who sent in these
solutions. I am very pleased with the ways that you went about
doing this challenge and the different ways you showed your
Pupils from Chesterbrook Academy sent in
Then someone else from the same school
Here's Emma's Solution that she sent in in a
Andy sent in the following. I liked his method
for finding a solution by starting with the special diagonal and
then filling in. I've not come across this method before. This
solution has the added attraction (perhaps difficulty) that the
diagonals also have to obey the rule!
Susie sent in these comments accompanied by
the Spreadsheet. This is the first time, out of hundreds of times,
that I've been presented with this method of finding a
solution.Well done Susie, (from Cathedral School, I wonder which
These four solutions could be viewed