More Activities Using Cubes Lower Primary

These tasks all make use of interlocking cubes.  They supplement the activities found in our Cubes Feature.

Making Longer, Making Shorter

Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

Start Cube Drilling

Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will have holes drilled through them?

Holes

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

I've made some cubes and some cubes with holes in. This challenge invites you to explore the difference in the number of small cubes I've used. Can you see any patterns?

Triple Cubes

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.

Break it Up!

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

In how many different ways can you break up a stick of seven interlocking cubes? Now try with a stick of eight cubes and a stick of six cubes. What do you notice?

Four Colours

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

Two on Five

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

Cubes

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

How many faces can you see when you arrange these three cubes in different ways?