Cubes Everywhere

Two activities for the price of one. Young mathematicians take part in two activities. The first requires the use of spatial reasoning to order a set of pictures based on landmarks on a map. The second has learners answer some questions about cubes and rectangular prisms.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have scholars build a model using the map so that they can see relationships between the landmarks
Classroom Considerations

  • Some materials, such as toothpicks and marshmallows, are necessary for the activity
  • Pupils should be familiar with properties of cubes and rectangular prisms
Pros

  • Includes worksheets for the activities
  • Provides an answer key within teacher guide
Cons

  • Parts of the activity are disjointed; one part doesn't have anything to do with the other