This week's big math question was "How many different ways can you arrange six squares together so they will fold into a cube?"
Using six squares and working in teams of two or three, our second grade students discovered how to build a two-dimensional figure that can be folded into a three-dimensional object (called a net). Not all arrangements of squares will fold into a cube. For example, a net of six squares arranged into the shape of a Cross will fold into a cube, but a net of six squares arranged in a straight line will not fold into a cube. How many different nets, made from six squares, can you find that fold into a cube?
If you're not sure ... ask one of our second grade students!