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A Puzzling Cube

This activity gives students a chance to visualize a two-dimensional net of a three-dimensional object. Students are shown three views of a decorated cube and a net of six plain squares. They must decorate the net so that it folds to a cube consistent with the views. An interactive applet is provided. Ideas for implementation, extension and support are included along with three printable sheets (pdf).
Contributed by: Millennium Mathematics Project, Publisher
Math TopicGeometry, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (United Kingdom), Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorMillennium Mathematics Project, Publisher
    • Publication Date2002-12
    • Rights(c) 2007 University of Cambridge
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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