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?
Brian from Riverdale thought about the 3 by 3
by 3 cube carefully. He said:
Rebecca from St John the Baptist School,
Findon, explained how she went about the problem:
Well done, Rebecca! When you're picturing
something in your head, as you were, we can also say you are
"visualising". The Maths Group from Stourport Primary saw it in a
slightly different, but equally good, way. They
Very well done. Has anybody investigated a 4
by 4 by 4 cube? Or even bigger cubes?
Let us know if you do.