Investigate the number of faces you can see when you arrange three cubes in different ways.
How many tiles do we need to tile these patios?
What is the largest cuboid you can wrap in an A3 sheet of paper?
How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.
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?
Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to wrap it so that it is completely covered.
A follow-up activity to Tiles in the Garden.
Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?