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This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.

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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:2 Challenge Level:2

Why do this problem?

This activity is excellent for providing an interesting scenario for pupils to use and explore their knowledge of numbers in the context of addition and multiplication.

Possible approach

It would be good to have the practical activity available and see how scores are made and calculated

Key questions

I see you've done a number of calculations, can you tell me about them.

Possible extension

Pupils to suggest other similar problems with slight changes and then they test to see if there are possible answers.

Possible support