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Soft Soma Cube

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Using the 7 different shapes, can you build a 3 x 3 x 3 solid cube. How many different ways can you make the cube?

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Invented in 1936, the Soma Cube is a puzzle where the pieces can be used to make a variety of other shapes. In fact, there are 240 solutions to the puzzle. What other shapes can you make?
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Now you've built a cube, can you make these six shapes?

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