# Building cubes

From Karnataka Open Educational Resources

This activity explores various methods of making cubes

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### Objectives

Making cubes with nets

### Estimated Time

40 minutes

### Prerequisites/Instructions, prior preparations, if any

A cube and its properties should have been covered.

### Materials/ Resources needed

Non digital: Chart paper, pencil, scale, scissors, cellophane tape

### Process (How to do the activity)

- Ask the students to draw equal sized grids on the chart paper.
- Draw and cut any of the cubed nets as shown in the above figure.
- Cut along the edges.
- Fold carefully and form into a cube.
- Secure tight using cello tape.
- Study the properties of cube.

- Developmental Questions:

- What is a cube ?
- How many sides does a cube have ?
- Are all sides the same ?
- Point to its vertices. How many vertices does a square have ?
- Point to its edges and faces. How many are there ?
- What is the shape of each of its face ? So how many squares are there in a cube ?

- Evaluation:

- What are the properties of a cube ?

- Question Corner

- List objects similar to a cube from your surroundings ?