## Math Story : **Cube And Its Basic Properties**

**Gift Box And The Riddle**

Uncle Math and the kids are in his spacecraft. They look happy and energetic. I guess it is time for another adventure.

â€śUncle Math, where are we going today?â€ť questions Cirha. â€śThat is a mystery! You all will have to solve it. For now, just wait and enjoy the rideâ€ť. he says. Swoosh! Uncle Math and the kids leave swiftly.

As they land, Cirho starts shivering. â€śWwwhhhhy is it ss..so cc..cold suddenly? Where are we?â€ť he questions. â€śBecause we are surrounded by ice, it’s very cold hereâ€ť, says Squarho. â€śWow! So many ice cubesâ€ť, says Triho.

The kids start playing with the ice cubes. They make a large ice cube snowman. Uncle Math praises the kids for their creativity. Suddenly, Squarho spots something.

â€śHey, look there. A board game. Let us go and play!â€ť says Squarho. They run to reach the board as fast as possible.

As they reach close to the board, they spot many big and small dice. It looks like the dice are playing with each other.

â€śCan we play with you?â€ť Cirha questions one of the dice. The dice agree, and the kids join their group. They have so much fun together.

â€śLet us go ahead, kids!â€ť says Uncle Math. The kids say bye to the big and small dice and walk ahead.

As they walk ahead, they spot a big and pretty gift box. â€śWow! Such a big gift boxâ€ť, says Squarho, and he runs to open it.

As he touches it, the gift box opens up and says, â€śI am Goldy, the gift box. I love kids and give them many gifts. I can give you the gifts only if you solve my riddleâ€ť, he says. â€śA riddle? What riddle?â€ť says confused Squarho.

â€śHere is your riddle little kids: I am a land filled with many ice cubes, I also have many dice. I also have a gift box who talks. What’s the name of this land?â€ť says Goldy. The kids are puzzled. They want the gifts. How can they solve this riddle? Uncle Math also denies helping them and asks them to try harder.

â€śOhh! I get it now. We saw ice cubes first, then we saw the dice, and finally the gift box. The riddle has something to do with the objects we saw here todayâ€ť, says Triho. Cirha, Squarho, and Cirho agree with him.

Together, they think harder and harder. But fail. They cannot name the shape of these objects. â€śWe give up. You only help us, Uncle Math. We really want the giftsâ€ť, they plead together.

â€śAlright! Alright!â€ť Uncle Math agrees to help. He places all the three objects together and asks the kids to observe them carefully. â€śDo you notice something common here?â€ť he questions. The kids are thinking. It looks like Cirho has got the answer. He says excitedly, â€śI got it! They are all 3D objectsâ€ť. Uncle Math agrees with his response and asks him to look more closely.

Triho answers, â€śYes! They all have 6 faces, Uncle Math. These faces look like a squareâ€ť.

â€śYes! They all also have 8 corners, Uncle Mathâ€ť, adds Cirha.

Finally, Squarho says, â€śOh yes! They all also have 12 edges. Amazing!â€ť.

Uncle Math is happy. He says, â€śBrilliant kids! This 3D shape with 6 faces, 8 corners, and 12 sides is called a Cube. All the faces of the cube are squareâ€ť.

â€śOh! So we are on the Cube Landâ€ť, says excited Cirha. The answer to Goldyâ€™s riddle is Cube Land. Hurray! Kids have solved his puzzle. Will they get the gifts now?

â€śAwesome kids! Here is your rewardâ€ť, says Goldy and gives various gifts to all of them. He also asks them to come back soon.

The kids take their gifts and board the spacecraft. â€śSo the mystery was finding the name of the land. We went to the Cube Land todayâ€ť, says Triho. Uncle Math smiles. It was an adventurous trip indeed.

**We Learnt That…**

- A Cube is a
**3D object.** - A Cube has
**6 faces, 8 corners,**and**12 sides.** - All the faces of the cube are
**square**in shape. - Instead of getting afraid of questions, we should always try to solve them.
- Trying is more important than solving a question.

**Letâ€™s Discuss!**

- What objects did we find on the land?
- We learnt a new 3D shape. What shape was it? What were its properties?
- When Goldy gave us a riddle, instead of getting afraid, we quickly started solving it. Do you get afraid of questions? Why or why not?
- Uncle Math let us try the riddle first instead of directly helping. Was he right? Why or why not?