Net shapes names: Geometry Nets Information Page

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What are nets of shapes?

Can you make a 3D shape from its net? We explain how nets are used in the primary classroom to help children learn more about three-dimensional shapes and their properties in a hands-on, constructive way.

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What are nets of shapes?

A net is what a 3D (three-dimensional) shape would look like if it were opened out flat. 

For example, here is a cube:

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If this cube were made of paper or card, this is what it would look like opened out flat:

This is called the net of a cube.