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3D Shapes: Where is the Base of the Cube?

In this worksheet, students identify the bases of open cubes from their nets.

'3D Shapes: Where is the Base of the Cube?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Identify 3D Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The net of a 3-D solid is the shape that must be cut out of cardboard or paper

to fold into the given shape.

 

Example

This diagram shows how the net of an open cube folds into the cube itself.

 

Open cube net before and after

 

Remember that each cube will have the following...

A BASE, a FRONT, a BACK, a LEFT and a RIGHT FACE

Here the BLACK face is the base of this open cube.

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

A

B

C

D

E

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

A

B

C

D

E

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

A

B

C

D

E

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

A

B

C

D

E

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

A

B

C

D

E

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

A

B

C

D

E

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

A

B

C

D

E

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

A

B

C

D

E

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

A

B

C

D

E

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

A

B

C

D

E

  • Question 1

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
C is in the middle and all of the faces fold up around it so the edges meet.
  • Question 2

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
A is the base and then C folds up, allowing the other faces to fold around A.
  • Question 3

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
A is the base and the other faces fold up around it.
  • Question 4

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
The base is C and the edges of the other faces fold up to meet around it.
  • Question 5

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
E is the base because the other faces fold up to connect around it.
  • Question 6

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
C is the base and the other faces fold up and around it.
  • Question 7

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
B is the base and the other faces fold up and around it.
  • Question 8

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
B is the base and the other faces fold up and around it.
  • Question 9

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
D is the base and the other faces fold up and around it.
  • Question 10

Here is a net for an open cube.

Which square is the cube's base?

 

Open cube net

CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
E is the base and the other faces fold up and around it.
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