## Cubes

## Work Time

# Cubes

The figures show the front and right side views of a construction made of cubes.

Use the Block Builder interactive, actual blocks, or paper and pencil to complete the following tasks.

- What is the least number of cubes that you could use to make a cube structure that has a front view and right side view as shown above?
- Sketch a diagram by hand, use blocks, or use the Block Builder interactive.

You can start by building the bottom layer first. Look at the structure from the front: how many cubes do you need based on this view?

Look at the structure from the side: how many cubes do you need based on this view?

If you have difficulty getting started, try this describing the task in your own words to your partner.

- What do you know?
- What are you trying to find?
- What tools can you use to help you?
- What strategy can you try?

If you have a solution, try this:

- Explain your strategy for solving the problem.
- Why did you approach the problem that way?

INTERACTIVE: Block Builder