Nets of The Platonic Solids (with Worksheet)

Click here to download the Hands-On Maths: The Platonic Solids worksheet as PDF.

Now it’s time to download the worksheet. We’ll be using side one and side two. And we’re going to complete the table on it. For columns A, B, and C. in column A, you’ll see I have represented each of the solids on the GI board. Now, if you have a GI board, it’s a good idea to make these shapes. It’s a hands on activity, and you really get the idea of the solid. But if you don’t have geoboard, then that can’t be helped. And we can go straight on to column Which is the net of each of these solids. So let’s go there’s a tetrahedron on the geoboard. Now I’m going to give you 30 seconds to come up with the net to draw on the worksheet. Or if you cannot draw it, just imagine it. 30 seconds starts now. And there’s the net. Of course, it’s four equal lateral triangles. Neck solid. This cube represented on the geoboard. That’s not the only cube you could do on a JIRA board. This one will do. Now I’ll give you 30 seconds to come up with the net There is the net. It’s six squares. Next solid is the octahedron. done on the geoboard and I’ll give you 30 seconds to come up with the net there is the net It’s eight equilateral triangles. Next solid. The dodecahedron it’s a bit difficult to do a regular pentagon on a GI board. That’s about the best I can do. But you have 30 seconds to come up with the net. There is the net 12 regular Pentagon’s next solid, the icosahedron again you have 30 seconds to come up with the net and there it is. It’s 20 a collateral triangles that complaints, column A and column B. Next time, we’re going to continue with a worksheet, we’ll do column C, which is a standard table of faces, edges and vertices of each of the platonic solids. I’ll see you then