Pronunciation: /ˌhɛk.səˈhid.rən/ Explain

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Manipulative 1 - Cube Created with GeoGebra.

A hexahedron is a six sided polyhedron. A regular hexahedron is a cube. The sides of a cube are six congruent squares. Click on the blue point in manipulative 1 and drag it to rotate the cube.

Geometric Nets

A geometric net is a shape that can exist in 2-space, which can be folded into a polyhedron. Click on the name of the net to download a printable net you can cut out and decorate.

Hexahedron Nets
Net of a quadrilateral frustum. Quadrilateral Frustum A quadrilateral frustum is a apex-truncated quadrilateral pyramid. It has a square for a base, a square for a top, and sloping sides.
Net of a pentagonal pyramid. Pentagonal Pyramid A pentagonal pyramid has a pentagonal base with straight sides that come to a point.
Net of a rhombic prism. Rhombic Prism A rhombic prism has a Rhombic base with rectangular sides.
Net of a triangular dipyramid. Triangular Dipyramid A triangular dipyramid has a triangles that meet in the middle in the form of a triangle with sides that come to a point.
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More Information

  • McAdams, David E.. Polyhedron. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/12/2009. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/polyhedron.html.

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McAdams, David E. Hexahedron. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/h/hexahedron.html.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
7/16/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
2/8/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
9/24/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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