Welcome net detective, we’ve got just the puzzle 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 triangular prism:
Let's look at another shape now.
Imagine that the following net is folded together:
What would it look like?
a) b) c) d) e)
Did you choose option d?
This is the only net from these options that can be folded together to make a hexagonal prism, based on a six-sided hexagon 2D shape.
Here are some 3D shapes and their nets:
|Shape Name||Image of Shape||Net of Shape|
It’s now your turn to visualise folding nets together to see what shape they will make.
Good luck, 3D shape superstar!