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?
Here are some of the best explained
Jason (Dunstable) said:
Reason: As there are three rabbits on each side this makes the
total three times one rabbit getting past!!!
It takes 3 jumps for 1 rabbit so multiply it by 3 and you get
your answer of 9.
Susannah (Headington Junior School) left one
grey rabbit behind, but explained things so well:
First one white rabbit jumps over all three grey rabbits =
Then the first grey rabbit jumps over the remaining white
Then the second white rabbit (first now) jumps over the
remaining grey rabbits =
Lastly, the last grey rabbit jumps over the last white rabbit
Therefore, 8 jumps!
For a new challenge, how many different ways
can these 9 jumps take place?