# Understand 3D Cube Nets

In this worksheet, students will find the 2D shapes that are used within different nets. It will develop their understanding of nets and 2D shapes.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Spatial and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   3D Cube Nets

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

Hi, there shape superstar!

Did you know that a net is a special pattern made up of 2D shapes?

If you fold this pattern where the lines are, it will become a 3D shape.

Take a look at this net:

You can see that all of the faces are squares.

Which 3D shape does this net fold to make?

That’s right, it's a cube!

A cube is made up of 6 square faces.

No more and no less.

There are many other nets which fold together to make a cube.

Here they are:

Which of the following nets would fold to make a cube?

a)         b)         c)

Did you choose option a?

Well done, this folds to make a cube and has 6 square faces.

It’s now your turn to identify the nets that will fold to make a given cube.

 Pssst!!             Top tip: you can turn back to this page at any time if you want to see the 11 nets which make a cube.

Let’s get started!

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