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Toblerone Task

by Chris Hunter

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Act One

  • Chris Hunter

    Chris Hunter

    March 08, 2013

    About how many regular size Toblerone chocolate bars fit inside the giant Toblerone-shaped thing?

  • 1.

    What's an answer that’s too big?

  • 2.

    What's an answer that’s too small?

Act Two

Sequel

  • 4.

    If 72 regular size Toblerone chocolate bars fit inside a mega Toblerone-shaped thing, how large would it be?

  • 5.

    If 112 regular size Toblerone chocolate bars fit inside a mega Toblerone-shaped thing, how large would it be?

  • 6.

    If a mega Toblerone-shaped thing is a little bigger than a giant Toblerone-shaped thing, what could its dimensions be?

  • 7.

    How many regular size Toblerone chocolate bars would fit inside your mega bar?

  • Teacher note
    The ambiguity of "a little bigger" allows for multiple solutions. Students could increase the length of the prism or the size of the triangle base. Which has the greater effect?
    Also, there’s something interesting happening here with the sum of consecutive odd numbers.

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