Cubes Investigation, Cubic Growth
Students will work in groups to find a solution to this problem:
How many 1x1x1 cubes are painted on three faces, two faces, one face, or no faces when the following occurs?
Different sized cubes are constructed from unit cubes
The surface areas are painted
The larger cubes are taken apart
Place students in groups and give each group a large quantity of unit cubes, graph paper, and colored pencils or markers.
Hold a cube up and tell students it is the cube’s first birthday. Write down words that describe the cube, like number of corners, faces and edges). Have them build what a cube may look like on its second birthday.
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