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

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The Big Cheese

Investigate the area of 'slices' cut off this cube of cheese. What would happen if you had different-sized block of cheese to start with?

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Wrapping Presents

Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to wrap it so that it is completely covered.

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Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

What makes one cuboid bigger than another? You may like to talk to someone else about this!
Might it help to draw nets?
As you know the length and width of the paper, can you say anything about the length, height and width of the cuboid looking at the net you've drawn?
Perhaps using a spreadsheet would help?
Or how about making some "skeleton" cubes out of construction equipment or cubes?