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Sugar Cube Shapes

Supply each student with 5 sugar cubes. You may have them pick some up on their way into class or have some at each table. The object is for the students to form the 5 cubes into as many possible positions as they can with flat edges touching. Have them record each shape onto graph paper. Here are some examples:


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