Pig Pen Puzzle

A purple exhibit table, with a white and orange information panel at the back. On top sits a series of red puzzles pieces that fit together to form enclosures.
A purple exhibit table, with a white and orange information panel at the back. On top sits a series of red puzzles pieces that fit together to form enclosures.

Dissecting space efficiently can create a greater number of enclosures.

How it works

Use puzzle pieces to allocate areas and fences to different numbers of pigs.

Things to try or ask around the exhibit

  • Where do we need to place the fences to house the pigs?
  • Is there more than one solution to this puzzle?

Finding the science in your world

Imagine a fence that stretches for 8000 km! This is how long The Dingo Fence runs from South Australia to Queensland. It was built in the late 1800s to try and keep dingoes away from sheep.