Cutting a Cube

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Teach the ins and outs of the cube! A series of five K–12 level activities explore the make-up of the cube. The beginning lessons focus on the vocabulary related to the cube. Later lessons explore the possible nets that describe a cube. The final lesson extends the concept to include hexominoes, the nets of six squares that do not form a cube.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the problem activities as lesson openers
  • Create a unit project from the problems
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have a solid understanding of two-dimensional polygons
  • Continues the same scenario throughout the five levels to easily see the progression of the standard
  • Includes a solid introduction explaining each activity
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