# Exploring the nets of prisms

- Topic:
- Prism

Tick each of the boxes to see the vertices, edges and surfaces of a cube.

Use your mouse to change the pattern of the net of a cube. How many nets do you see? Now use your mouse to make the cube open and close. Watch how the surfaces of the 2D net form together with edges.

## Give it a go!

Now its your turn. How many nets of a cube can you make?

We can make a lot of nets for a cube. Can we make the same amount for a rectangular prism or a pyramid? Explain your answer.

Play with the toggles to change the dimensions and unfold the pyramid.

How many edges does a pyramid have?

Play with the toggles to change the dimensions of the rectangular prism.

How many household items can you list which have the same net as a rectangular prism (it doesn't matter how big or small!)?