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 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
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 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
Make a chair and table out of interlocking cubes, making sure that the chair fits under the table!

Numbers as Shapes 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?

Building with Cubes 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
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 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
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 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
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?