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# 7th Grade Math / Lesson 6: Drawing Nets

 NETS What will we be learning in this lesson? In this lesson, you will continue learning about nets of other objects.

 NETS Remember, a net is something that can be cut and folded to create a 3-dimensional figure. Below is a picture of a net. If you were to cut this out and fold it, it would create a cube. This section will let you explore nets for other objects.

 NETS It is important to know what shape each face of the object is. Then be sure that each of those shapes appears in your net. Here is a cylinder. The top and the bottom are easy - circles. But what shape would the side create if you unrolled it? Think of something like a can of soup. If you tore off the label, what shape would it make?

 NETS You would actually get a rectangle if you unrolled the sides of a cylinder. So imagine what a net would look like for this cylinder. A circle for the top, a circle for the bottom and a rectangle for the sides. Would both circles be on the same side of the rectangle? Would they be on different sides? The drawing for this net is actually in your worksheet as an assignment question.

 NETS Some things to keep in mind when you explore nets for different objects: Be sure you know how many sides the object has. You need to account for every side of the object in your net. Be sure to identify the shape of each side of the object. You need to have each of those shapes in your net. Open up the worksheet now and see if you can find a working net for the objects on the page

 Can you identify nets that form objects?