Bricks are 20cm long and 10cm high. If you built a tower of single bricks without using mortar on a flat horizontal surface, how tall would the tower have to be for it to overhang by 1 metre? How big an overhang is it possible to make like this?
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the
NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to
embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other activities
can be found here.