# Unfolding Shapes in 3D

Skill:

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

# Unfolding Shapes in 3D

Explore the geometry of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, and cones by unfolding them in this activity.

### Putting It All Together

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

### Open-ended question 1

What shapes do you need to form the net of a cylinder? A cone?

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### Open-ended question 2

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

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### Open-ended question 3

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

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