Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Spot the Equivalent 3D Cube Net

In this worksheet, students will match 3D shapes to their nets. It will develop their understanding of nets and 3D shapes.

'Spot the Equivalent 3D Cube Net' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Spatial and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   3D Cube Nets

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Hey 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 shape:

What shape is this? That’s right, it’s a cube!

Can you imagine the net that would fold to make this shape?

Here is one possible net of a cube:

There are also 10 other ways to make a cube.

Here are all the possibilities: 

 

 

All of these nets are made up of 6 square faces.

Let’s apply this knowledge to a question now...

Look at this cube:

Which of the 4 cube nets below can be folded to make this cube?

a)         b)         c)         d) 

 

Here is a rule to help us...

If the symbols are opposite each other or have another symbol between them in the net, then they cannot touch each other in the final cube.

In net option a, the smiley face and arrow are two spaces apart which means they won’t touch in the real cube, so we can eliminate this option.

In net option b, there isn’t even a smiley face so this can’t be our mystery net.

In net option d, the sun and arrow are opposite each other which means this can be ruled out too.

So this means that the correct answer is c!

In this activity, you will need to be a shape superstar and match the 3D cubes to their nets.

 

edplace 11+ detective

  Pssst!!            

Top Tip: Remember that if the faces are opposite each other, then they won’t be able to touch in the real cube.

 

Let’s get started!

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Try an activity or get started for free

  • educational
  • bettfutures
  • cxa
  • pta
  • era2016
  • BDA award
  • Explore LearningTuition Partner
  • tacm