Investigate the number of faces you can see when you arrange three cubes in different ways.
Investigate the area of 'slices' cut off this cube of cheese. What
would happen if you had different-sized block of cheese to start
Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to
wrap it so that it is completely covered.
This was a tricky problem, but many of
you tackled it successfully. Your solutions depended on whether you
assumed that you could cut the paper or not. Rachel from Charter
So, Rachel's solution kept the paper in one
piece (as you would usually do when you wrap a present, for
I wonder how you arrived at this solution,
Rachel? How many differently-sized cuboids did you try before you
discovered this was the largest? Rohaan from Longbay Primary looked
at it in a different way, assuming that you could cut the
Did anyone try to find the cuboid with the
largest volume that could be wrapped up in this paper? That's
another challenge for you!