Maths

3D Shapes - Nets

In the last session we introduced you to 3D shapes.
Can you remember what the D stands for in 3D?

That's right, "dimension(al)"

We did not look at one of the common 3d shapes and that was a sphere (ball): This is different from a circle. A circle is flat (2D). a sphere is 3D is has got volume.
Let us quickly review the 3d shapes we looked at last time.

What are the following shapes called? A B C D E F G

 Letter Shape A Cube B Cuboid C Triangular Prism D Square based pyramid E Regular tetrahedron F Cone G Cylinder

Now we have reviewed the shapes, I want you to imagine that you had to make this cube from a flat piece of card: What shape could you use and how could it look? The flat shape that we need to make this cube is called a shape net. You have to imagine that you have folded it up to make the cube.

Do you think that the following net will make a cube? The answer is yes. This net will make a cube.

Can you imagine a net for this shape? A triangular prism

Go to net

Did it look like this? If you could do this you are well on your way to being able to use nets.

To finish off try and find a net for each of the following shapes:   Cuboid Square based pyramid