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Christmas Presents

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

Three Cubed

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

We had great solutions to this problem from children at Cupernham Junior School and also from Christopher. Both Scarlett from Cupernham and Christopher began by drawing the faces of the cube they had made:

diagram showing faces of cube Scarlett


However, it is a little difficult to be clear how the sides fit together and Scarlett explained that she decided to draw the results as a net instead:

net of cube

Then her friends joined in and sent us different nets of the same cube:

net of cubeSam

net of cubeAbigail and William

net of cubeEd

net of cubeBethany

Thank you to you all for emailing us with your answers.