If you had 36 cubes, what different cuboids could you make?
Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level
There are lots of answers to this problem, depending on what questions you choose to ask.
These solutions came in from Tanners Brook Primary School the teacher explained the situation. The children worked in mixed ability groups from our Year 5 and Year 6 Maths sets. They are encouraged to work collaboratively as Mathematicians to further their reasoning and language use. I have attached the photos of the work that the children
completed. Their 'audience' for the piece of work was to try to get work submitted onto the NRICH website. It made them really consider carefully their presentation. A larger version is well worth looking at here.doc
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.