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Year 1

# Examine ways that cubes can be composed into different arrangements

I can explore, discuss and compare the different arrangements that can be made with cubes.

New
New
Year 1

# Examine ways that cubes can be composed into different arrangements

I can explore, discuss and compare the different arrangements that can be made with cubes.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Know that cubes can be arranged in different ways.
2. Recognise when arrangements are the same, even when they have been rotated.
3. Explain how to change one arrangement into another by moving some of the cubes.

### Common misconception

Might not recognise that an arrangement is still the same when it has been rotated.

Allow plenty of opportunities for building, rotating and comparing arrangements of cubes, and to view them from different perspectives.

### Keywords

• Cube - A 3D shape with six identical faces.

• Arrangement - The way something is organised.

Pupils should be given plenty of opportunities, both within and outside of this lesson, to explore making arrangements of cubes. They should be encouraged to rotate their arrangements and describe how they look from different perspectives.
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### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
How many cubes are there?
3
5
Q2.
Which set of cubes are connected?
A
C
Q3.
Where is the panda? The panda is __________ the box.
next to
in front of
Q4.
Where is the panda? The panda is __________ the box.
behind
in front of
Q5.
Which pentomino arrangement matches this image?
B
C
Q6.
Which image shows that an arrangement has been rotated?
A
C

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
True or False? This is an arrangement of four connected cubes.
True
Q2.
Who has made an arrangement of four connected cubes?
Lucas
Jun
Q3.
Which arrangement matches the photo?
A
C
Q4.
Which arrangement matches the photo?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q5.
What is the smallest number of cubes that Andeep could move to make arrangement 'b'?
0