possible related topics angles, trigonometry, volume
Learners might arrange the cubes in parallel rows with each row as long as possible before the edges of the box intrude. Or they could begin by lining up cubes around the edge of the box and then working with the space left in the middle.
Some plastic cubes would be helpful. Different groups might compete to try to get the most in.
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