Welcome to Math Salamanders Paper Models for Download,
including nets for polyhedra and other models.
Here you will find a wide range of free printable nets for a range of 3d shapes for display or to support Math learning.
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The Math Salamanders have a large bank of free printable shape clipart.
Each of the printable shape sheets is available either in color or black and white.
Using this shape clipart will help your child understand to recognize shapes and learn about the different properties that shapes have.
On the sheets with multiple shapes, we have shown the shapes in different sizes and orientations so that your child will recognize variations of the same shape, and start noticing the properties the same shapes all have.
The sheets can be used as part of a Math display, as flashcards, or as printable coloring sheets.
Here you will find our range of Paper Models to Download.
The following printables contain nets of a range of polyhedra and other 3D objects. Each net sheet is available both with and without tabs to aid sticking together.
Using these sheets will help your child to:
All the free paper models for download in this section require careful cutting and sticking to assemble!
Here is our selection of printable Polyhedra nets.
Each net is available with or without tabs.
Tetrahedrons are a special type of triangular based pyramid with equilateral triangles for all 4 faces.
Octahedrons are polyhedra with 8 faces. Each face is an equilateral triangle.
You can also make an octahedron by sticking two square-based pyramids together.
Dodecahedrons are polyhedra with 12 faces. Each face is a pentagon.
Icosahedrons are polyhedra with 20 faces, each face is an equilateral triangle.
These truncated nets are like pyramids that have had the ends chopped off.
The nets will make a complete truncated pyramid (with a lid), which could be used as a box or container and would make an ideal home-made gift when decorated.
Take a look at some more of our worksheets similar to these.
Here you will find our range of Free Nets for Cuboids, Prisms and Pyramids.
The following printables contain nets of common 3D shapes that your child should know. Each net sheet is available both with and without tabs to aid sticking together.
On this page you will find information and worksheets about nets.
The worksheets consist of identifying and matching the net that matches the correct 3d shape.
Here you will find a List of different Geometric Shapes.
Included with each shape is a small picture and a description of the properties the shape has and how it relates to other shapes.
Included in this page are the following shapes:
All the printable Geometry worksheets in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks.
The Math Salamanders hope you enjoy using these free printable Math worksheets and all our other Math games and resources.
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