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?
Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again,
to make four smaller rectangles.
Label each quarter with same letter on both sides of the
How many different ways can you fold it up?
Keep track of the ways by writing down the orders of letters
from the top rectangle through to the bottom rectangle.
Now try it with a set of six rectangles!