# Identify the 2D Nets of Cubes, Cuboids, Cones and Prisms

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

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Key stage:  KS 2

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:

It is a triangular-based pyramid.

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 triangular-based pyramid:

Let's try another now.

Imagine that the following net is folded together:

What would it look like?

a)   ​        b)         c)         d)

Did you choose option d?

This is the only net from these options that can be folded together to make a square-based pyramid.

Here are some common 3D shapes and their nets:

 Shape Name Image of Shape Image of Net Triangular prism Cube Cuboid Cylinder Triangular-based pyramid Square-based pyramid

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

 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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