Pronunciation: /kjub/ Explain
Click on the blue point and drag it to change the figure.|
|Manipulative 1 - Rotating Cube Created with GeoGebra.||
A cube is a
with straight edges that are all the same length. The faces of a cube are all congruent squares.
Formulas for a Cube
|Volume||V = s3|
|Surface area||S = 6s2|
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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.
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.|
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, cube. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 51. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Cube (Geometry). 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/cube.html.
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (McAdams, David E.)
1/22/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
12/3/2008: Added text about faces of a cube. (McAdams, David E.)
10/27/2008: Changed manipulative to geogebra. (McAdams, David E.)
4/30/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)