NRICH 3D shapes

This list supports teaching of 3D shapes in secondary mathematics. It provides investigations, problems and games from NRICH as well as classroom activities on the STEM Learning website that compliment them.




Here are some favourite activities selected by the NRICH team.

  • Marbles in a Box  This problem considers a three dimensional version of noughts and crosses and poses the question of how many winning lines are there?
  • Tet-trouble This problem considers the conditions on six edge lengths in order for them to form a tetrahedron.

These are just a few of the activities on 3D shapes that you can find on the NRICH curriculum pages.




The activities below, taken from the STEM Learning website, complement the NRICH activities above.