Here are some pictures of 3D shapes made from cubes and drawings of two of the shapes on dotty paper. Can you make these shapes yourself?

What do they look like from different positions? yellow_blocks green_blocks purple_blocks red_blocksVC2

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Can you draw the shapes on dotty paper or take photographs of your models from different angles?

Click here to download dotty paper and click here for Notes for Teachers.

This problem is adapted from the NRICH task Building Blocks with permission of the University of Cambridge. All rights reserved.

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