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Cubes

Investigate the number of faces you can see when you arrange three cubes in different ways.

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Start Cube Drilling

Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will have holes drilled through them?

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Holes

I've made some cubes and some cubes with holes in. This challenge invites you to explore the difference in the number of small cubes I've used. Can you see any patterns?

Cubes Cut Into Four Pieces

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3
It might help to make some cubes out of modelling clay or plasticene and to cut them in the ways drawn.
Can you picture what shape the pieces will be when each cube is cut?