For the past two weeks, we have been continuing to explore 3D objects, and more specifically their nets. During the first lesson, we played with the nets of a cube. The kids were given pictures of hexominoes (arrangements of 6 squares) and tasked with determining which of them could be folded into a cube. To help them with this, they were given Magformer squares. They would first make the hexomino using the Magformers, and then see if theycould fold it into a cube.
The last assignment of the day was to color a given net of a cube (with three colors) in such a way that when it is folded, opposite sides get the same color. This was quite a bit more challenging, and some children required multiple tries. Luckily, the correctness of the solution was easily verifiable.