Book of Nets

Nets and Drawings for Visualizing Geometry – Book of Nets Project

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I love to use real world objects when teaching this lesson. I show them examples of everyday things and have them cut them up into their nets. I use...
 
Cereal Boxes (Rectangular Prisms)
Quaker Oats Cans or Crisco Container (Cylinder: Usually made of cardboard) 
 

Start with Deconstructing

The reason I start with them deconstructing the shapes as apposed to constructing them is because I then have them do The Book of Nets Project. With this project they have to construct 51 different nets and find the Surface Area of all of them. They will need to have a grasp of irrational numbers to compute some of the more advanced shapes. There are 51 of them so you can pick and choose which to do based on their skill level.
 
I save these projects and then use them again when I do my lesson on Volume. I have them find the volume of the nets they created.

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