Tagged: nets


MathsNet and NRich Maths 3D shape resource heaven

MathsNet have a wonderful collection of 3D shape resources at this webpage. There are a variety of interactive applets that cover 3D shape topics including nets and 2D views of 3D shapes. My particular favourite is ‘Building Houses 2’ where pupils have to build the 3D shape by using the 2D views given. They score maximum points by using the...


NASA Space Shuttle Glider

    Looking for a nice lesson to finish the term on? Why not get your pupils making and flying these brilliant NASA Space Shuttle Gliders? Celebrate the safe return of the final shuttle flight with this fun lesson! Download the NASA Space Shuttle Glider


Making 3D Shapes- Net this great resource!

Having a collection of quality 3D shape nets is vital if you are going to teach a topic about 3D shapes.┬áMaking 3D Shapes that features 12 nets of common 3D shapes. You can use these resources to teach lots of shape topics including nets, surface area, volume and also Euler’s famous formula F + V – E = 2. A...


What does the cube look like?

I created this worksheet based on a problem on the excellent NRich Maths website. The pupils have to use their skills of visualising 3D shapes to draw patterns on the faces of a cube net after deciphering where they should go by looking at 3D views of the cube. To scaffold the task an actual cube net is also included...