Making Cubes

Today I used Magformers to show Zoe how to make a cube. Then I said, “Now you do it.” She made me three! Here are the step-by-step pictures for one of them (if you go through them very quickly, it’ll be like watching a movie).

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But that wasn’t yet the end.  After she made the third cube, she decided she wanted to make it into a house, by adding a roof.

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And then she said, “Mommy, now you make one!”

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About aofradkin

I enjoy thinking about presenting mathematical concepts to young children in exciting and engaging ways.
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One Response to Making Cubes

  1. David says:

    This reminds me–the ‘standard’ skeleton people always seem to use for a cube is a cross of six squares, like the one Zoe started with. I wonder why people rarely use the others. One cute one is just a zigzag, a ‘path’ of six squares, with the two neighbors of each interior square being on adjacent faces.

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