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Lesson 3 - Using Nets for Rectangle-Based Prisms


To encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about Using Nets for Rectangle-Based Prisms, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.


Build rectangle-based prisms from nets.

Builds Upon

Student Book page 266


Instructions for Use

Shape and Space lets students observe the relationship between 3-D shapes and their nets.

To use Shape and Space, click the 'Unfold' button, and watch the shapes open. To answer the interactive questions, click 'Try Test' and fill in the text fields. Click 'Mark It!' to see your score.


Nets lets students match the solids to the nets.

To use Nets, set the volume on your computer to hear Dr. G's instructions. Click either the 'Yes' or 'No' buttons to answer her questions.


Folding and Unfolding Nets prompts students observe folding and unfolding of complex nets.

To use Folding and Unfolding Nets, choose a shape from the pull-down menu. The shapes will fold and unfold in the animation. Click the 'Pause' button to stop the action. Click and drag the shape to rotate it.