4cubesHere are 4 cubes joined together.  If you have some cubes, make this object.

These cubes can be drawn on dotty paper.

Copy this drawing and, with a bit of practice, you will be able to draw cubes on dotty paper.

This triangular pattern of dots is called isometric because the distances between any 2 adjacent dots are all the same.

4 cubes on isometric gridMake some different arrangements of 4 cubes.

How many different arrangements can you find?

Draw your arrangements on dotty paper.

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


This problem is adapted from the NRICH task  The Third Dimension with permission of the University of Cambridge. All rights reserved.








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