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Multilink Cubes

If you had 36 cubes, what different cuboids could you make?

Pasta Timing

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Why do this problem?

This problem requires children to combine addition, subtraction and logical thinking.

Key questions

How are you going to start?
How much longer does the 11-minute timer take than the 7-minute timer?

Possible extension

Challenge children to find at least two more ways of solving the problem.

Possible support

You could suggest some starting points and ask children to work from there.