Puzzle: NRich Maths- Painted Cube Investigation

26 05 2010

This week I used a fantastic open-ended investigation with my top-set Year 9 class. The problem was taken from the NRich Maths website and was called Painted Cube. It is based around the idea that a large cube (made up from smaller cubes) is dipped into a pot of paint, removed and the paint left to dry. You then dismantle ┬áthe big cube (pulling the smaller cubes apart) and investigate the following questions: Read the rest of this entry »