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The cube consists of 8 small cubes and prisms, that can be used to build a big cube. The picture on the cover as well as the rule that only the same coloured surfaces must touch helps to check for errors. A beautiful presentation and more information can be found in Linda's Montessori Shop or on YouTube.

Der binomische Würfel mit seinen Einzelteilen

Required materials

If you make a trinomial cube also, you can use the left over material.

Der zusammengebaute binomische Würfel


4 x 4 cube saw from the 4 x 4 wooden square dowel or use a ready made cube

3 x 3 cube saw from the 3 x 3 wooden square dowel or use a ready made cube

Cut three 3 cm long cuboids from the dowel

Cut three 4 cm long cuboids from the dowel

Carefully sand and paint after following colour scheme:

4 x 4 faces
3 x 3 faces
3 x 4 faces
Der Würfel mit deckel

Required materials for the box:

  • bottom (95x95mm)
  • lid (105x105mm)
  • 2 side walls (82x75mm)
  • 2 side walls (82x75mm)

Cut the pieces from a plywood board (12mm thickness) or have it cut to size in a hardware store.

Glue 2 of the side walls together with wood glue, and fix the other two with the hinges.

Using a wooden dowel make the lid and paint with the cube image to use as a controll image.

No time to make your own?

Here's an alternative - but I'm not sure about the quality: Binomial cube

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