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Investigate the number of faces you can see when you arrange three cubes in different ways.

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The Big Cheese

Investigate the area of 'slices' cut off this cube of cheese. What would happen if you had different-sized block of cheese to start with?

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Wrapping Presents

Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to wrap it so that it is completely covered.

Brush Loads

Age 7 to 11 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!