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Construction challenge

Can you build a sturdy structure using only cocktail sticks and sweets? Try it yourself and discover which shapes are the strongest.

This video is part of Maths on Toast Bites.

What materials do I need?

  • Cocktail sticks
  • Midget Gems or any gummy sweets
  • 1kg bag of sugar (a bag of flour or box of cereal will work too)
  • Print out of the activity sheet (optional)

What next?

After you’ve watched the film and completed the activity, why don’t you write a review of Maths Bites? How many stars will you give the ‘Construction Challenge’ film?