If you had 36 cubes, what different cuboids could you make?
How can you put five cereal packets together to make different
shapes if you must put them face-to-face?
How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or
DVDs? How about using five, then six?
from Priory School, Dunstable
"If you cut 2 squares deep it will become a 6 x 6 base which I
make as the biggest amount of space: 72 cubes. I worked this out
Length x Width x Height
6 x 6 x 2 = 72"
Primary, London) and Josh (Ampthill, Bedfordshire) agree with this
Josh said, "At first I thought it would be best to cut out a 3x3
square at each corner, but that box only held 48 cubes. If you cut
out a 2x2 square though, the box will hold 2x6x6 cubes which is 72.
That is the most."