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?
Grace, from Nottingham Girls High School, and Clement, from
River Valley High School, managed to crack this problem. Well done
to you both.
Clement tackled it in this way:
"Since the car ending with L was NOT beside the one starting
with L, but was next to the one that started with J, we get these
Since the two cars with M on their plates were at opposite ends
of the group, we get these possibilities:
Since the car whose license plate ended in K had the one
starting with L in front, we get:
Since the car with a plate starting with K was not next to the
one starting with an L, we get:
Therefore this is the order of the cars."