# Cube-ometry (9.20.10--9.23.10 1st through 5th Grade)

Welcome to the seventh year of Mathletes 2010-2011!

The children created cubes (or regular hexahedron) from square pieces of paper. First we explored the wonderful properties of a cube:

1. Cubes are made of (a) vertices (each a "vertex; kids formerly referred to them as corners); (b) edges; and (c) faces.
2. Cubes have 8 vertices, 12 edges, and 6 faces.
3. Each face of a cube is a square with equal area.
4. Each edge of a cube is a segment of equal length.
5. The 3 dimensions of a cube represent "volume" (the space something takes up).
6. The 2 dimensions of a square, each face of a cube, represent "area" (the flat surface).
7. The 1 dimension of an edge represents "distance" (from one point to another point).
8. The 0 dimensions of a point or vertex represents "location" (the exact placement of an object).

Continue to create more cubes by taking square pieces of paper and going through the steps to fold 6 pieces of paper to form your cube.  Please refer to the following You Tube link for a video on how to create the cube.