This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
If you had 36 cubes, what different cuboids could you make?
How can you put five cereal packets together to make different
shapes if you must put them face-to-face?
Jessica from Tattingstone School has
explained how she solved this problem.
Then I found out that I needed to have a 1, 2, 0 on each one. I
didn't need a 3 because there's no such number as 33 in the year. I
needed a 0 on each one for 10 and 01.
George from Rosebank Primary School,
Leeds has sent in an excellent solution. He has thought about the
problem in a similar way to Jessica and worked out which numbers
are essential and which cube they need to be on. He
So what I did was I made the cubes have 0, 1, 2, and 1 of them
have 3. Then I made 1 of the cubes have 4 and 5 which was the one
which had the 3. After that I was left with the numbers 6, 7, 8, 9
but the 9 could have been made to a 6 so I didn't have 9 on my 2nd
cube but I had 6, 7, 8.
Hayley from Bradpole Symonsbury School
also had of the idea of turning the 9 and 6 upside down.