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Math Puzzle: Cube Hexagonal Dissection

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There are numerous ways to slice a cube. The hexagonal dissection is very interesting. One slices a cube into two congruent parts using a plane that contains the midpoints of six edges around the cube. With two pieces, one can make a cube; with multiple pieces, one can build other shapes. Great for children to develop (or rather maintain their natural) spatial imagination!

3D printing settings








0% to 20%

If you use 0% infill, you can drop a small magnet when the build is about half complete! Please increase shell thickness, if it feels flimsy.

If you use multiple colors and print with the hexagon facing the plate, you can demonstrate the change of shapes--from a hexagon to a triangle.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • Cube_Hexagonal_Half.stl
    • Cube_Hexagonal_Half_HexDown.stl

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  • Publication date: 2017-12-26 at 14:58





STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.

When working with children, please strictly observe all safety and health procedures! Please refer to the NSTA safety guides:


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