There are two parts to this activity - the preparation and the puzzle. You can't do the puzzle without the preparation. You will need a parent to co-operate in the preparation. It will probably be spread over two days. ## Preparation
## Isometric DrawingThe picture of the Tricube above is an isometric drawing.- Print this isometric paper and join the dots to help you draw a tricube in the smallest possible size.
**When you get it right, the only dots will be on the edges and corners of the Tricube. There won't be any dots inside the faces.** - Put two Tricubes together to make a new object. Draw the new object.
- Put the other two Tricubes together a different way and draw the new object.
## Tricubes Challenge- Open the Tricubes Starter.
You can read it on screen or print it. - Record on the isometric paper.
- When you have finished stick the isometric paper in your journal.
Have fun exploring Tricubes.
## Extra Challenges- Use four Tricubes to make an object of your own. Draw it.
- Use four Tricubes to make an object with the largest possible base area. Draw it and record its base area and base perimeter.
- Use four Tricubes to make an object with the smallest possible surface area. Draw it and record its surface area.
## Just Before You FinishFor this part you need your maths journal and your Working Like A Mathematician page.- Write and draw in your journal to explain any mathematics you did with your hands.
- Record at least two ways you worked like a mathematician.
## Answers & DiscussionThese notes were originally written for teachers. We have included them to support parents to help their child learn from Square Pairs.- Notes for Tricubes
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