NRICH: Picture Story

Can you see how this picture illustrates the formula for the sum of the first six cube numbers?

Take a look at the video.

Can you describe what happens?

Can you explain how the video might continue, if more little cubes were available?

Can you be sure that the patterns in the video will carry on?

Can you use algebra to represent the patterns you saw?

Age 14 to 16

Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Exponential Equations, Patterning & Sequencing, Quadratic Equations
High School, Educator

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