# Nets of 3-dimensional Shapes

## 3D Figures and their Nets

Prisms

## Net of a Cube

## Try moving these squares around to make different nets of Cubes

## Net of a Rectangular Prism

## Question 1

Is a cube a prism?

## Question 2

Which face of a cube is the base of the cube (rectangular prism)?

## Question 3

Make the net of the rectangular prism above into the net of a square prism and then into the net of a cube. (All of the faces of a cube must be square, however, a square prism only needs to have a square base.)

*Hint:*It may be easier to fold the net so that it is a solid and then change the dimensions so that you have the desired shape, before unfolding it to look at the net.## Question 4

a. Enclose the rectangular prism net, so that it resembles a solid.
b. Rotate the prism to find a top, side and bottom view of the solid.
c. Draw these views using pencil in your maths books, with a title "Top, side and bottom views of rectangular prisms."
d. Do the same for a square prism and a cube

## Net of a Cylinder (Prism with a circular base)

Pyramids

## Net of a Square Pyramid

## Net of a Cone (Pyramid with a circular base)

## Question 5

What shape is the base of a cone?

## Question 6

What shape is the base of a triangular prism?

## Question 7

What shape is the base of a square pyramid?

## Question 8

What shape is the base of a cylinder?

## A triangular prism that has been knocked over!

## Question 9

a. What is the base of the prism on the left? b. What is the base of the prism on the right? c. Does the base of the shape change depending on how the shape is positioned?