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Different Nets of Cubes Challenge Year 2/3/4/5

PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK! The children are given a net of a cube separated in two parts and they have to work out the different ways to stick the two parts together so that the two pieces make a cube when folded. It works well when the children work in pairs. There is another activity in case any of More… them solve it quickly, but it look them longer than I thought so you might not need the second activity. There is a link of the smart board slides to the activity and the sheets you will need, which are from the nrich maths website. Please leave feedback!

Downloads and web links

  • WebpageLesson plan
  • for pupils

  • Word documentWorksheet
    plenary sheet nets.doc (19kb, Word document)
  • Notebook documentTutorial
    using_and_applying_nets_of_cubes.notebook (1mb, Notebook document)
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Great resource. I use nrich a lot and so it's good to see how you have used one of the activities and turned it into a great lesson. Thanks

from Betula142, 13 February 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

This is fantastic thank you!

from Genna Mills, 29 January 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

I can see how well this tutorial is designed for a mixed class, well done! I only used part of it for my Y2 class but it saved me loads of time. Thank you!

from joakwi, 30 June 2013
(report comment) 3 out of 5

great- can we have the notebook tutorial in another format as i cannot open this on my laptop?

from rosiepirana, 23 April 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Fabulous! Thank you

from KatharineH, 11 March 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5
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