**Nets of 3d shapes** show us the opened-out flat diagram of geometrical shapes. Here students will learn about nets of solid shapes.

In this learning concept, the students will also learn to

- Classify cube nets, nets of cuboids.
- Identify nets cylinder and nets of the cone.
- Evaluate the cube net diagram, cuboid net diagram, cylinder net diagram, and net diagram of the cone.

Each concept is explained to class 5 maths students using illustrations, examples, and mind maps. Students can assess their learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the page’s end.

Download the class 5 maths nets of 3d shapes worksheet and check the solutions to the **nets of 3d shapes** question for class 5 provided in PDF format.

- A three-dimensional shape can be made by folding 2D shapes.
- When a three-dimensional solid is unfolded a two-dimensional shape is obtained.
- Those 2D solids which are used to make a 3D shape are called .

- A cube has 6 faces.
- Each face of the cube is a square. Therefore, when a cube is unfolded it will give 6 squares.
- There are 11 nets of a cube.
- The figure of each net is shown below.
Not every net which has 6 square faces can be folded into a cube.

#### Examples:

- A cuboid has 6 faces.
- Each face of the cuboid is a rectangle. Therefore, when a cuboid is unfolded it will give 6 rectangles.
- There are 54 different nets of the cuboid.
- Few nets of the cuboid are shown below.
Not every net which has 6 rectangular faces can be folded into a cuboid.

#### Examples:

- A cylinder has 3 faces.
- Two of the faces are circular and one is rectangular.
- Therefore, when a cylinder is unfolded it will give 2 circles and 1 rectangle.
The figure given below cannot be folded into a cylinder.

- A cone has 2 faces.
- One curved face and one flat face.
- A net of cones has two parts:
- One is the circle which represents the flat part.
- The second one is the sector which represents the curved part.
- Therefore, when a cone is unfolded it will give one circle and one sector.

The net given below cannot be folded to a cone.

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