Cubes

Cubes

Cubes are really useful for maths. They can help you understand many topics and they can help you get better at problem solving. Wow! Have a go at these activities, which all involve interlocking cubes.

Even and Odd 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
This activity is best done with a whole class or in a large group. Can you match the cards? What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together?

Chairs and Tables 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Make a chair and table out of interlocking cubes, making sure that the chair fits under the table!

Building with Cubes 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Try to picture these buildings of cubes in your head. Can you make them to check whether you had imagined them correctly?

3 Blocks Towers 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?

Making Sticks 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?

Numbers as Shapes 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?