# Geometry Nets Information & Worksheets

Welcome to Math Salamanders Geometry Nets Information Page.

Here you will find a wide range of information about nets and printable nets worksheets for kids.

We also have worksheets and a quick quiz at the bottom of the page for you to test your knowledge of nets.

## Geometry Nets for 3d Shapes

### Geometry Nets Key Information

 Cube Cube Net Faces: 6 Edges: 12 Vertices: 8 Cuboid Cuboid Net Faces: 6 Edges: 12 Vertices: 8 Cone Cone Net Faces: 1 or 2 Edges: 0 or 1 Vertices: 0 or 1 Cylinder Cylinder Net Faces: 2 or 3 Edges: 0 or 2 Vertices: 0 or 1 Triangular Prism Triangular Prism Net Faces: 5 Edges: 9 Vertices: 6 Hexagonal Prism Hexagonal Prism Net Faces: 8 Edges: 18 Vertices: 12 Tetrahedron (Triangular-based Pyramid) Tetrahedron Net Faces: 4 Edges: 6 Vertices: 4 Square-based Pyramid Square-based Pyramid Net Faces: 5 Edges: 8 Vertices: 5 Hexagonal Pyramid Hexagonal Pyramid Net Faces: 7 Edges: 12 Vertices: 7 Octahedron Octahedron Net Faces: 8 Edges: 12 Vertices: 6 Dodecahedron Dodecahedron Net Faces: 12 Edges: 30 Vertices: 20 Icosahedron Icosahedron Net Faces: 20 Edges: 30 Vertices: 12

### Faces, Edges and Vertices Notes

There are differences in the definition of what a face is depending on which country you are in.

In some countries, a face is defined to be a flat surface and cannot be curved.

In other countries, it is possible to have curved faces.

This irregularity has a knock-on effect on edges, which are the place where two faces meet.

As a vertex is a place where two or more curves, lines or edges meet, this is also affected by ambiguities.

#### Different Definitions Create Issues!

The Problems with Cones

• A cone can either have 1 or 2 faces depending on whether you count the curved 'face'.
• A cone can also either have 0 or 1 edges depending on whether you count the curved 'face'.
• A cone can either have one apex or vertex, or none as there are no edges that meet together.

The Problems with Cylinders

• A cylinder can either have 2 or 3 faces depending on whether you count the curved 'face'.
• A cylinder can either have 0 or 2 edges depending on whether you count the curved 'faces'

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### Identifying Nets Online Quiz

Our quizzes have been created using Google Forms.

At the end of the quiz, you will get the chance to see your results by clicking 'See Score'.

This will take you to a new webpage where your results will be shown. You can print a copy of your results from this page, either as a pdf or as a paper copy.

For incorrect responses, we have added some helpful learning points to explain which answer was correct and why.

We do not collect any personal data from our quizzes, except in the 'First Name' and 'Group/Class' fields which are both optional and only used for teachers to identify students within their educational setting.

We also collect the results from the quizzes which we use to help us to develop our resources and give us insight into future resources to create.

This quick quiz tests your knowledge and skill at identifying different nets here!

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