Why do this problem?
is specially designed for the highest-attaining pupils that you ever come across. It acts as a further extension to Building with Rods
and Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces
. It's an activity that is intended to give opportunities for pupils to
explore a spatrial situation using their intuition and flair. It also provides them with an opportunity to create a system for solving such problems.
As this is designed for the highest attaining, it might be presented as on the website or in a one-to-one situation, encouraging discussion between adult and pupil. The pupils may need access to a computer program for drawing solutions.
Tell me about what you have found.
Can you describe the ways that you arrived at these shape arrangements?
How did you construct these on the computer?