Building Blocks

Wooden cubes can be used for a variety of building activities that develop spatial skills and mathematical reasoning. In this activity, students make a 3-dimensional shape using a given number of cubes.

Grades Covered: 4 through 12
Subject Covered: Math

Curriculum topics:
  • 3-dimensional Shapes
  • Spatial Skills
  • Mathematical Reasoning
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Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

  • 6.G.4. Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.||Common Core Mathematics||Grade 6||Geometry||Solve Real-World And Mathematical Problems Involving Area, Surface Area, And Volume