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Multilink Cubes

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

How Old?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Why do this problem?

This problem requires children to practise some basic number operations as well as working systematically.

Key questions

Which piece of information is most useful to start with?
How old is Cherri?
How old could Saxon be?

Possible extension

Some children could make up a similar problem of their own.

Possible support

Drawing out the table in the question would be a good start.