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?
Syed (Foxford School and
Community College, Coventry) has supplied a diagram of a
Joshua (Brooklands Primary, Suffolk) explained
his thinking well:
From clue 1, two girls sit next to each other, and from clue 4,
Carol did not sit beside Annie or Ellen - so Ellen and Annie must
sit next to each other. From clue 5, Felix sat opposite Ellen.
From clue 2, David sat opposite Bert, so I put them on the two
ends of the table. Which means Carol sits next to Felix - which
fits in with clue 3 (Felix sat to Carol's left).
Samantha (Nanyang Primary School, Singapore)
realised that Bert and David could swap seats and still fit all the
Bedfordshire) gives an excellent description:
Sally (Tattingstone Primary, UK)
thought about the problem in a similar way to Josh.
Jason (Lark Rise Lower School, UK) was the
only one to send in a different, but similar, seating