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# A Puzzling Cube

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Age 7 to 11

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You could print out this sheet or draw the faces of the cube to help you. Cut out each one separately and move them around until they fit the views of the cube given. You might need some sticky tape!

Try concentrating on two the faces which are next to each other to start with. Which other face is near them?

We need to wrap up this cube-shaped present, remembering that we can have no overlaps. What shapes can you find to use?

You want to make each of the 5 Platonic solids and colour the faces so that, in every case, no two faces which meet along an edge have the same colour.

In this problem you have to place four by four magic squares on the faces of a cube so that along each edge of the cube the numbers match.