BlocksCAD: Sugar Cube

during Hour of CodeTM

Dec. 3rd - 9th

Math     Coding      Design

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Sugar Cube Exploration Demo Video

Description: In this exploration students will solve problems about volumes of sugar created with their “sugar-cubing machine”. They will see why the volume formula accounts for all the unit cubes that make up a larger shape. They will also practice using BlocksCAD variables, math blocks, and the difference block as they try to create a container that can hold any shape of stacked sugar cubes.


CC 5.MD.4: Measure volumes by counting unit cubes

CC 6.G.2: Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes

CSTA 2-AP-11: Create clearly named variables that represent different data types and perform operations on their values


Email to learn more about our 6th grade curriculum. Lessons cover coordinates, surface area and nets, transformations, linear relationships, and more!

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