Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to
wrap it so that it is completely covered.
Stage: 2 Challenge Level:
You could use Multilink cubes to try out your ideas - but this
means that the cubes can't be "staggered".
Remember, once the shape is made there is no picking it up to count
"underneath" as these faces would not be painted!
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the
NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to
embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other activities
can be found here.