In this investigation, you must try to make houses using cubes. If
the base must not spill over 4 squares and you have 7 cubes which
stand for 7 rooms, what different designs can you come up with?
Here are four cubes joined together. How many other arrangements of
four cubes can you find? Can you draw them on dotty paper?
Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?
Thank you to Emma, Hannah, Shawnee and
Sophie from Oakwood Junior School Maths Club for the drawings you
did of the shapes. They explained that they made the shapes and put
them at different angles, then copied them onto isometric paper.
Here are some examples that Emma and Sophie drew for the first
Here is Sophie's drawing of the second
Emma drew the third shape
they both drew different versions of the fourth shape: