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Using Nets to Understand 3-D Figures

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 6 Geometry - 6.G.A.4

How Are Nets Used to Understand 3-D Figures? Understanding the two categories of shapes is very important for kids. There are only two categories of shapes that we come across in life, and these are two-dimensional or 2D, and three-dimensional or 3D. Rectangles, circles, squares, triangles, trapezium, rhombus, etc. are all examples of 2D shapes. Cube, cuboids, spheres, cylinders, and pyramids are examples of 3D shapes. 2D shapes only have a length and width, while 3D shapes have a length, width, and depth, as well. It is easy for the kids to understand 3D shapes through two-dimensional nets. These are geometrical nets that are made of basic 2D shapes and can be folded into 3D shapes. Using a two-dimensional pattern to form a three-dimensional figure can clear the concepts of three-dimensional shapes that a lot of kids find it difficult to understand.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

This was one of the coolest standards ever invented!

  • Homework 1 - What shape will this net make?
  • Homework 2 - What is the value of n? We know that a regular prism has 3 pairs of identical faces. Each face is a rectangle.
  • Homework 3 - We can fold a net to make a 3-dimensional figure.

Practice Worksheets

These took me forever to design. I got the hang of it after a while though.

  • Practice 1 - What is the volume of the shape?
  • Practice 2 - We will add the 6 faces together to find the surface area.
  • Practice 3 - A pass through the process for you.

Math Skill Quizzes

I would be very surprised if you ever saw a test at this level that didn't include this skill.

  • Quiz 1 - What is the volume of the shape?
  • Quiz 2 - Have the figure make it happen for you.
  • Quiz 3 - Make all the shapes for yourself.