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3D Cube Nets Practice 3

In this worksheet, students will match patterned cubes to their nets. It will develop their understanding of nets, patterns and position/direction.

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'3D Cube Nets Practice 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Exam-Style Questions: Spatial & Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Exam-Style Questions: 3D Cube Nets

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Worksheet Overview

The following activity is a practice exercise to help you measure your success under timed conditions.

If you are unsure of an answer, move on to the next question.

You should come back to questions you found difficult at the end if you have time.


In this practice activity, we will be looking at nets of cubes.

Let's try one together as a reminder.

Take a look at this cube:

It is decorated on all sides.

Three of these sides can be seen in this picture and the rest are hidden.

Which of the nets below matches the cube above?

a)         b)         c)        

d)         e) 


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.

This means we can rule out net option a straight away.

In option a, the plus sign and the triangle are opposite each other so they cannot be touching.

We can rule out net option c as it does not have a plus sign, which is one of the sides we definitely know. We can also rule out option e because it doesn't include a triangle.


Now we are just left with net options and d.

Imagine folding these nets together.

To create the starting image, we know that the arrow must be pointing to the triangle.

Only net option would fold to create this view, so it must be the correct answer.


Now it's time to begin this practice exercise.

Good luck!

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