Unfolding Pyramids

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GRADES 6-8

Skill:

Identify the nets for prisms, pyramids, cylinders and cones in geometric and applied problems.

Unfolding Pyramids

Unfold and fold a net for a pyramid. Change the dimensions of the pyramid to explore its geometry.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Open-ended question 1

How many shapes do you need to form the net of a square pyramid?

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Open-ended question 2

How do the numbers of shapes needed to form the net change as the base of a pyramid changes?

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Open-ended question 3

What would a rectangular pyramid look like with all identical sides?

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