Nets of Familiar Solids


This collection of nets includes the cube, two square-based pyramids, three different tetrahedra and an octahedron. The example on the left is the regular tetrahedron, which has 4 equilateral triangles.

Each net has been designed to maximise the space on an A4 page and has flaps already in place, to ease construction.

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All 11 Nets of a cube

This link offers you a page showing all 11 nets of a cube. A good way to explore these is to give children six squares of Polydron or similar construction material. Allow them to make the cube and then unfold it to produce a variety of nets.

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If you would like an activity based on the nets of a cube, then click here.

All pages on both the CD and the website are Copyright Bob Ansell - First Published 2001