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?
I worked this problem out by folding the piece of paper and then
writing down the sequence. I then wrote the sequence backwards as,
if I turned the paper upside down, it would be the same. I kept
doing this until I came up with a sequence that I had already
found, and couldn't find another way to do it.
This is what I came up with: BACD, DCAB, CDBA, ABDC, DBAC, CABD,
So that makes eight different ways to fold the map.
Emily also worked on finding the fold
sequences for the larger map and found these twelve sequences:
CBADEF, FEDABC, DEFCBA, ABCFED, EFDACB, BCADFE, DFEBCA, ACBEFD,
DCFEDA, ADEFCB, DABCFE, EFCBAD.
there are more ways than this to fold the map! Can anyone find them