## Skyscrapers Challenge

This is a challenge that has a few elements. First of all there is the solving the puzzle. You start with a grid like this. To play, you need towers at 3 different heights, let’s…

## 3D drawing – using isometric paper

Have you ever seen one of those amazing artists draw a scene on the floor that makes it look like there’s a massive hole in the ground? Here’s an example. All of this is drawn…

## MineCraft – Journey to the Origin

in 1864 Jules Verne published A Journey to the Centre of the Earth which popularised fiction about travelling to the centre of the earth. In reality, you would get a very small proportion of the…

## Paper Prisms

Often the way we see shapes hides the important aspects of their properties from us. To get to know shapes and thus spatial relationships, one of the best ways is to make them. This starts…

## Rolling Block Challenges

Rolling blocks can be found as apps (both web and mobile). Here’s a video of a much more sophisticated version of the game called Block Master 2000 that can be found in Apple and Play…

## Make your own 3D Os and Xs board

Here’s a challenge before the challenge. Try your hand at some 3D making. What could you use to make a multilevel Os and Xs board? I’ll bet you’ve got something at home that might work….

## Points, Lines, Shapes, Solids

Using playdough and spaghetti sticks is a great way to start getting into the wonderful world of 3D shape and space. That is because you can build up from 2D shapes that are more familiar….

## Designing a Soma Cube

This week’s puzzle is a simplification of the problem that Piet Hein devised and solved some 85 or so years ago* The challenge is to see how many different solids we can create by adding…