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Multilink Cubes

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

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Cereal Packets

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

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Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Why do this problem?

This problem requires logical thinking and visualisation.

Key questions

How are you going to begin?
Which places can you NOT use now?
Can you find another arrangement?
How are you going to record the arrangement/s you've made?

Possible extension

Learners could be challenged to find all the possible ways.

Possible support

Children could use counters and draw the seats on squared paper.