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.
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!