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?
We received some excellent solutions to this problem. Pupils at Ysgol Aberdyfi Gwynedd wrote to tell us:
This is a very careful approach, well done.
Ben and Charlie from Brewood Middle School sent in exactly the same list of numbers and explained how to make sure you find all the solutions:
Well done too to Ha Young from Wesley College who also found these solutions. Children from Oakhampton Primary School decided that there are in fact thirty-two solutions because they included the single-digit number $6$ as well. Good thinking!