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Identify the Nets of More Complex 3D Shapes 1

In this worksheet, students will identify the nets of pyramids, prisms and cones.

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'Identify the Nets of More Complex 3D Shapes 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Spatial and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Building Nets

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Welcome net detective, we’ve got a puzzle just for you!


Look at the following 3D shape:


If we unfold it, it could look like this:


We call this a net.


A net is made of 2D shapes which fold together to make a 3D shape.


These nets could also fold together to make a cube:




Imagine that the net below is folded together:



What would it look like?


a)         b)         c) 


Did you choose option c?


This is the only net from these options that can be folded together to make a cylinder.



It’s now your turn to visualise folding nets together to see what shape they will make.


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Pssstt!! Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

If it helps, you can draw the net on a piece of paper and fold it together.


Good luck, 3D shape superstar!

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