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Here are some pictures of 3D shapes made from cubes. Can you make these shapes yourself?

What do they look like from different positions? Please send us photographs or pictures of your models.

In this investigation, you must try to make houses using cubes. If the base must not spill over 4 squares and you have 7 cubes which stand for 7 rooms, what different designs can you come up with?

Here are four cubes joined together. How many other arrangements of four cubes can you find? Can you draw them on dotty paper?