Soft Drink Crate Challenge

Soft Drink Can – Challenge

This weeks students were given a challenge of solving the ‘Great Soft Can Crate’ problem.
After a slow start in solving the problem, these mathematicians began to work with strategies to solve the problem.

Using strategies of:
• Modeling with materials
• Trial and error
• Getting the rows right then working on the columns
• Moving the board around to see the problem from different views
Enabled the students to come up with a range of solutions to the ‘Soft Drink Crate’ Problem.

If you would like to share your solution copy this table and paste it into the comment box then place an ‘X’ in the ‘cell’ of the table to show where you would place the cans.




Remember to challenge was to find as many solutions you can for 8, 16, 12, and 10 cans.

If you would like to take on an extra challenge see if you can find a solution for 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22 and 24 cans.

Are there any that are impossible?

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