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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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6 Questions

Q1.
How many cubes are there?
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3
Correct answer: 4
5
Q2.
Which set of cubes are connected?
A
Correct answer: B
C
Q3.
Where is the panda? The panda is __________ the box.
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: behind
next to
in front of
Q4.
Where is the panda? The panda is __________ the box.
An image in a quiz
behind
Correct answer: next to
in front of
Q5.
Which pentomino arrangement matches this image?
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: A
B
C
Q6.
Which image shows that an arrangement has been rotated?
A
Correct answer: B
C

6 Questions

Q1.
True or False? This is an arrangement of four connected cubes.
An image in a quiz
True
Correct answer: False
Q2.
Who has made an arrangement of four connected cubes?
Lucas
Jun
Correct answer: Sophia
Q3.
Which arrangement matches the photo?
An image in a quiz
A
Correct answer: B
C
Q4.
Which arrangement matches the photo?
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q5.
What is the smallest number of cubes that Andeep could move to make arrangement 'b'?
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0
Correct answer: 1
2
3
Q6.
Which image is the missing arrangement of four cubes?
An image in a quiz
A
B
Correct answer: C