Cube (Geometry)
Pronunciation: /kyub/ ?
 Manipulative 1: Cube. 

A cube is a 3dimensional geometric figure with straight edges that are
all the same length.^{[1]} The faces of a cube are all congruent squares.
Formulas for a Cube
Description  Formula 
Volume  V = s^{3} 
Surface area  S = 6s^{2} 
Click on the blue point in manipulative 1 and drag it to change the figure.

Make a Cube
 Figure 2: Net for a cube. 

A cube may be made using a net  a flat shape that can be folded into a cube.
Click here
to see a printable net for a cube with instructions.

Cubes in Nature
 Figure 3: Salt Crystals. 

Ordinary table salt crystals forms naturally into cubes. Figure 3 shows
salt crystals magnified 100 times. Figure 4 is a diagram of a salt crystal.

 Figure 4: Salt Crystal Diagram. 

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Cube (Geometry). 20100122. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/cube.html.
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20100122: Added "References" (
McAdams, David.)
20081203: Added text about faces of a cube (
McAdams, David.)
20081027: Changed manipulative to geogebra (
McAdams, David.)
20080430: Initial version (
McAdams, David.)