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March 1, 2016

#### Mathspig has gone, like, totally Cubist this month. You too can turn any portrait of yourself into a Cubist Master piece (See Mathspig portrait above), here.

Mathspigs maths friends, Lyn and Erwin, who I met at the 13e Salon Culture & Jeux Mathematique, Paris, have sent me a reminder about their amazing Cryptocube construction kit (Mathspig is twirling one above) . This is not for the faint hearted. It’s a Big Maths challenge, but well worth the investment especially for schools. You can learn more about the Zometool Cryptocube construction kit here.

Meanwhile, here are links to 10 Amazing Ways to See a Cube:

## 1. Tube Cube

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## 2. Folded Paper Cube

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## 3. Anamorphic Cube

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## 4. Floating Cube

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## 5. Street Art Cube

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## 6. EDIBLE CUBE

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## 7. GIANT CUBE

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## 8. Spaghetti Cube

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## 9. Fashion Cube

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## 1. Tube Cube

February 17, 2016

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## 2. Folded Paper Cube

February 15, 2016

## 3. Anamorphic Cube

February 11, 2016

This is quite a challenge. The idea is to draw an anamorphic cube so that the image, once projected onto a curved surface looks like a cube. You will find the template or graph for this exercise on Mathspig here.

It took me several goes to get it … sort of … right.

Step 1: Make silver foil/cardboard cylinder to fit the dotted circle on the grid below.

Step 2: Draw in the corners of the cube on the square grid and match these corners on the curved grid.

Step 3: Draw in the three vertical sides of the cube and match these lines on the curved grid.

Step 4: Draw in the top and bottom horizontal sides of the cube on the square grid and match these on the curved grid.

Getting tricky now.

Step 5: Draw in the blue, orange and green sides of the cube on the square grid and match these on the curved grid.

Step 6: Place silver cylinder on dotted circle.

Step 7: Can you see the cube?

Step 8: Here’s a closer look.

An even better Anamorphic Cube.

Anamorphic Illusion Art of a Rubik’s Cube

By John Snow

Amazing Anamorphic Illusions by Brusspup

February 9, 2016

February 8, 2016

## 6. EDIBLE CUBE

February 5, 2016

Now mathspiggies you may not want to do this in the maths classroom, but you could set this exercise as a homework project. Make it a general challenge.

eg. Homework Challenge: Make a cube out of edible products and photograph results.

You will find out how to make a Fruit Salad Cube

on WikiHow … Do you need instructions?

Rubik’s Cube Birthday Cake

for Sweet 16

You have to lerv a BORG CUBE CAKE.

It’s got lights and everything!

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!

You can grow fruit and some vegetables in square containers,

but this project would take a very, very long time!

This is a Wonka Gobstopper Cube by Candydood.

You can work out how many gobstoppers it took to make the cube.

Yeah! 10x10x10!  That stops a lot of gobs.

I’m not sure if you can eat it. I suspect

glue may be the secret of success here.