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Lesson 2: Drawing the Nets of Prisms and Cylinders

Use these interactive activities to encourage your child to have fun on the Web while learning about measurement.

Draw nets of prisms and cylinders.

Builds Upon
Student Book pages 195–199


Instructions for Use

Illuminations: Geometric Solids allows your child to explore the properties of various geometric solids.

Click on “Making a Shape Jacket” on the menu on the right side of the screen. Complete this activity by using grid paper to create nets for various 3-D shapes.


Sen Teacher: 3-D Shapes allows your child to build 3-D shapes using nets.

Print out the various nets. Predict what shape each net will make and then use it to build the 3-D shape.