Exploring nets of cubes
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?
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?