# Exploring nets of cubes

- Author:
- Patrice Marchbank, kokila, Manuela Maguire, Lauren, catherinecupitt

- Topic:
- Cube, Geometry, Solids or 3D Shapes

## Looking at the parts of a cube. Use the applet below to explore some of the different features of a cube.

## Parts of a cube - how many?

How many of each of these parts make up a **cube?
**Vertices?
Edges?
Faces?

## What is a net?

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**net**is a two-dimensional pattern that you can fold to make a model of a three dimensional shape.How many different nets of cubes do you think there are? Record your estimate below

## How many different nets of cubes can you make using the squares below?

## Watch this video to see if your estimate was correct. Did you find all the nets of a cube?

## Take a look at all the different nets of cubes

Do the different nets have anything in common? Do you notice any similarities? Can you see any patterns?