Year 4 – Cube Investigation

In Maths, as part of our unit on 3D Shape, Year 4 have been using their problem solving skills to identify patterns in the number of faces found on sets of cubes.


After we had put the cubes on our desk, we had to observe the number of faces we could see, and reason whether or not joining more than one cube together meant that there was still ‘5 faces’ (as the bottom face cannot be seen against the desk) or whether the face should still be classified like that seen on an individual cube i.e. 2 cubes = 8 or 9 faces (depending on their vertical or horizontal arrangement).


If you would like  to see the investigation, it can be found at the following link on the NRICH Mathematics Website: