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?
We had a few solutions sent in for this
challenge. I think that maybe there were other pupils who got so
far, on their own or with the teacher, and decided it was not worth
sending in. We would like to reassure you that all journeys in the
solving of challenges - however far you get - we welcome!
Here is the excellent result that we received
from class $5$A at St. Christopher's School in Penang,
Well Done !
From Jenthghe and Olivia we
This was a good start to this challenge but a
closer look at the frame cubes would be necessary. Then you might
see that the $24$ you take away from $64$ cubes for the second cube
only takes account of the $4$ cubes on each face that were removed.
There was also some cubes removed from the centre of the solid cube
and they would form a $2$ by $2$ by $2$ cube. This would mean a
total of $32$ cubes altogether.