**A cube has six sides, which are also called faces.** There are four faces on the sides of the cube, and the top and bottom each have one face. An example of a cube is a standard die with sides numbered from one to six.

A cube also has eight vertices and 12 edges. A vertex is a corner that joins edges together; therefore, the eight vertices are located at the corners. Half of the vertices surround the top face, and the other half border the bottom.

A cube is a unique three-dimensional shape because all six of its faces are the same size and shape.