Why do this
This well known challenge
is one which gives pupils opportunities to further their
understanding of volume and the factors which affect size. It
covers that part of understanding where common sense may not be
It would be good, after introducing the challenge, to allow
those who wanted to cut out squared paper to help with the
How did you find the number of cubes?
Is there any way in which you could change this
When exploring the volume - as distinct from the number of
cubes - what about cutting a square $1.5$ by $1.5$ from each
Suppose the $10$ by $10$ sheet had two
smaller sheets cut from it? What would the total volume
of the two boxes be?
Some pupils will need assistance to cut off the squares