A geometric net is a 2-dimensional shape that folds into a 3-dimensional shape, usually a polyhedron. Each side of the polyhedron is a polygon. The simplest nets have four sides and are called tetrahedra.
There can be multiple nets that fold into the same 3-dimensional figure. Here
are a few examples of nets of cubes:
Not every 2-dimensional figure of polygons can be folded into a 3-dimensional shape.
Here are some figures with six squares that are not nets of cubes:
# | A | B | C | D |
E | F | G | H | I |
J | K | L | M | N |
O | P | Q | R | S |
T | U | V | W | Y |
Z | X |
All Math Words Encyclopedia is a service of
Life is a Story Problem LLC.
Copyright © 2018 Life is a Story Problem LLC. All rights reserved.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License