6M have been enjoying working together to solve these tricky puzzles. When we first played most students thought it would be really simple to solve the 3 x 3 puzzles but soon realised they are a little harder than they first thought.
What do you think of Ken Ken puzzles?
What advice to you have for someone trying to solve a Ken Ken puzzle?
The video clip below shows a net made from Polydron. You can change the net using the drop down menu on the right hand side. When you press play, you will see the attempt to assemble the net into a solid 3D shape. Sometimes they will succeed, sometimes they will fail.
Before watching each video clip, consider these questions:
Can you imagine folding the net up into a solid shape?
Do you think that the net will fold into a shape with all sides clicked together?
Can you imagine the shape of the final solid if the net does indeed correctly fold together?
Record your predictions and discuss with a partner before watching the the video for each net.