Although this is just a cube net, this one has large tabs and is easy to cut out and assemble with a glue stick. Top tip: if you are left handed, use left handed scissors to cut it out and cut in a clockwise direction, if you are right handed, cut it with right handed scissors and cut in a clockwise direction.
A complete lesson on drawing nets and visualising how they fold. The content has some overlap with a resource I have freely shared on the TES website for years, but has now been augmented and significantly upgraded,as well as being presented in a full, three-part lesson format.
A matching activity, where pupils match up names of solids, 3D sketches and nets.
A link to an online gogebra file (no software required) that allows you to fold and unfold various nets, to help pupils visualise.
A question with an accurate, visual worked answer, where pupils make an accurate drawing of a cuboid’s net. Rather than answer lots of similar questions, pupils are then asked to compare answers with others and discuss whether their answers are different and/or correct.
The same process with a triangular prism.
A brief look at other prisms and a tetrahedron (the latter has the potential to be used to revise constructions if pupils have done them before, or could be briefly discussed as a future task, or left out)
Then two activities with a different focus - the first looking at whether some given sketches are valid nets of cubes, the second about visualising which vertices of a net of a cube would meet when folded.
A brief look at some more elaborate nets, a link to a silly but fun net related video and a link to a second video, which describes a potential follow up or homework task.
Printable worksheets and answers included where appropriate.
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An investigation activity for Year 4/5/6 children to investigate all possible solutions to the nets of a cube and triangular prism.
Children absolutely loved investigating problem which is suitable for one lesson or a whole mornings investigation.
Complete with lesson plan, flip chart and resources (Polydron not supplied!).
Suitable for the following objective:
Identify 3D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2D representations.
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There are 11 different nets of a cube
This powerpoint presents 16 different arrangements and simply asks - is this the net of a cube??
I used this initially with year 7 when teaching nets but have used it at Key Stage 2 and with foundation level students at GCSE.
Hope you find it useful.
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This activity includes 10 monster themed 3D shape nets for student to put together and assemble. They range in difficulty and include the following shapes.
This is an excellent whole lesson on the Surface Area of Cuboids and Cubes. It looks at how to break it down into a net and other methods to calculate the surface area. This lesson is ready to go, with no prep required. It is also great for home learning. 15 slide presentation + resources.
This lesson includes:
learning objectives (differentiated)
Excellent clear teaching
lots of different examples with different methods
Excellent worksheet (+ answers)
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Complete Surface Area Lesson - fully differentiated for all abilities.
- Offers two methods for SA which supports lower ability allowing all students to make progress.
- Visual diagrams using nets to support and for true understanding.
- Recaps Area of 2D Shapes
- Lots of Mini Whiteboard Assessment opportunities to discuss misconceptions and ensure true understanding.
- Worksheet differentiated fully with support and challenge
- Problem Solving where student need to find missing lengths given the SA, perfect for the New GCSE.
16 black and white story cube nets!
2 blank nets added for you to make your own if required.
suitable for all age groups.
Simply print on card, cut and assemble!
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The aim is for this to be a collection of Christmas platonic solids. So far this collection includes:
Still to be added to the collection are cubes and dodecahedron.
This Chess Die Net, D6 cube, can be enlarged or reduced according to needs. The use of card for printing is recommended, but normal paper can also be used and then glued on card for extra solidity.
Chess Dice is a popular chess variant, and can be used as a fun and didactic activity in chess lessons.
This A4 resource can also provide a rich cross-curricular activity, where chess, maths, origami, art, physics, design and technology are present.
The figurines and backgrounds can be decorated, if required.
Instructions for assembly.
Cut around the net along solid lines.
Scoring along dotted lines is recommended to make folding easier. The use of a sharp blade is not recommended for scoring, as it can easily over-score and cut through card.
The following tools can be used for scoring safely: the edge of a plastic spatula, the lid of a Bic pen, a pen-shaped staple remover…
Fold, glue and hold together till attached.
Rules of Chess Dice.
All moves must be legal.
Original basic version: roll the die and play what you get. if you can’t make a legal move, you roll again. If you wish to castle, you need a king or a rook.
Advanced John Foley version: roll the die and play what you get. if you can’t make a legal move, you can choose what to play.
I published the concept of Chess Dice Nets on 6th April 2021.
The figurine drawings, sizes, their distribution and orientations are my own work.
The requirement to create D12 and D20 chess dice was requested by John Foley.
The optimal frequency of figurines for D12 and D20 was calculated by WIM Rita Atkins.
This Pyramid Net has been designed to show why the formula is 1/3 Base Area x Perpendicular Height. Make 3 of them and they fit together to make a Cube which will help pupils understand where the formula comes from. Pupils can easily make 3 or it can be carried out in a small group of 3, so that when they come together they can make a cube.
Using this ‘Mark Making Cubes’ project is a great way to teach mark making and results in a striking display. Each student applies gradated mark making to a cube net and then creates a cube. A great way to introduce maths (using a net) into the art curriculum. Included in this download is:
A detailed lesson plan.
A mark making worksheet
A making making cube worksheet
There are lots of mark making resources on The Arty Teacher website.
This 37 page booklet comes with 8 different nets in 3 different designs. Plus I have included a blank net for those who want to create their own design.
Can be used to make colourful classroom displays, teach the features of 3D shapes, or for those students who don’t want to colour in their own net.
The following nets are included:
Square based pyramid
Whole powerpoint, SOW with starters, objectives, examples, postcard and templates. Almost ready to use just needs tweaking to suit you. Students learn- 3D drawing techniques, rendering, nets, colour and more to design and make a Cube person. Based on Heroes and Villains