This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. These three arrangements each showed me a different number of faces. In this problem you have to place four by four magic squares on the faces of a cube so that along each edge of the cube the numbers match. 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. Fencing Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Investigate the area of ‘slices’ cut off this cube of cheese.

I have forgotten the number of the combination of the lock on my briefcase. Bracelets Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Can the highest total be found in more than one way? 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.

Chairs and Tables Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: You may also like Cubes How many faces can you see solvign you arrange these three cubes in different ways?

Building Blocks Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: How many square faces can I see in each of these three cases? Penta Place Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: But you could make the activity harder by including them, if you want! If the circle was aolving the side the other symbol would be at the side. Take three differently coloured blocks – maybe red, yellow and blue. How can you paint the faces of these eight cubes so they can be put together to make a 2 x 2 cube that is green all over AND a nricj x 2 cube that is yellow all over?

Then I cut out the puzzle and made a cube out of it. Philip who goes to Arnold School in Lancashire said, “I looked at it from different views to find the solution. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

## Arranging Cubes

In this problem you have to place four by four magic squares on the faces of a cube so that along each edge of the cube the numbers match. You might do it some other way. Can they make their lines the same length? What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together? Smith and Jones Age 14 ptoblem 16 Challenge Level: The total on the left one is Multilink Cubes Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: These two group activities use mathematical reasoning – one is numerical, one geometric.

Train Carriages Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: Which rod is twice the length of his first rod? Can you mentally fit the 7 SOMA pieces together to make a cube?

Can they make their lines the same length? How many models can you find which obey these rules?

# Mathematics Tools :: Interlocking cubes :

Snakes Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Register for our mailing list. The one on the left is built correctly by being a wall only one cube thick.

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 eolving practice. All 5 to 11 7 to 14 11 to 16 14 to 18 Challenge level: Lots to find out, lots to explore.

# Cubes Here and There :

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. The “wall” has to be only one cube thick.

In the second example, I can see eight faces – one at each end, then three lots of two faces. If you can see this message Flash may not be working in your browser Please see http: First I drew the first three faces of the cube as a net:.