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Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

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Little Boxes

How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

Sea Defences

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

This is definitely an activity to try with at least one other person. Talk through your ideas together.

Use some practical equipment like Lego, pipe cleaners or straws to begin to reconstruct the basic shape.