Tricube Constructions BTask 90 ... Years 4  8SummaryStudents are shown an isometric view of a 'building' they know is made from all four Tricubes. From this they are asked to construct the buildings. They then become problem creators and are asked to construct their own 4 Tricube building, draw its isometric view and challenge a peer to reconstruct their building from the drawing.Tricube Constructions B also appears on the Picture Puzzles Shape & Space A menu where the problem is presented using one screen, two learners, concrete materials and a challenge. In this context it is called Tricube Building B. 
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IcebergA task is the tip of a learning iceberg. There is always more to a task than is recorded on the card. 
Answers are not necessary. Students will know when they have made the building. However to help them explore possibilities it could be useful to draw attention to these facts:

Whole Class InvestigationTasks are an invitation for two students to work like a mathematician. Tasks can also be modified to become whole class investigations which model how a mathematician works. 
If you want the whole class to work on this investigation simultaneously, you will need a class set of Tricubes. These can be purchased (see Tasks, Kits & Resources) or making them in art or woodwork class could be a crossfaculty project. If you don't have a class set, you could use this task in a work station, probably with other spatial tasks, and rotate students through the station over a period of time. Keep a class scrap book at the work station in which each group records its new puzzle as suggested above. At this stage, Tricube Constructions B does not have a matching lesson on Maths300. 
Is it in Maths With Attitude?Maths With Attitude is a set of handson learning kits available from Years 310 which structure the use of tasks and whole class investigations into a week by week planner. 
Tricube Constructions B is not in any Maths With Attitude kit, however, it is included as a key component of the Mixed Media Unit titled Points of View: Representing 3D Objects in 2D. 