Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical
Investigate the number of faces you can see when you arrange three cubes in different ways.
We need to wrap up this cube-shaped present, remembering that we
can have no overlaps. What shapes can you find to use?
Well done to all of you who sent in
solutions to this problem - there are too many to mention you all,
I'm afraid. Not so many of you answered both parts of the question,
though! Mrs Alford's Maths Challenge Group at West Lodge Middle
School, Mathew and Sam from Woodfall Primary and Linden from
Comberton Village College explained their thinking clearly. West
Lodge pupils say:
Sakib from Swanlea School
sent us a picture which really helps the visualisation:
William from St Patrick's School found a
solution to the second part of the problem too:
Another William, from Dane Court Grammar,
agreed with this.