These animations allow you to explore how nets of 3D shapes work:

- how 3D shapes unfold into nets,
- how nets fold into the corresponding 3D solids,
- what nets of common geometric solids look like.

Show how the net of a cube folds to form the cube. (all the 11 possible nets of a cube are shown)

Show how the net of a cylinder folds to form the cylinder.

Show how the net of a tetrahedron folds to form a tetrahedron.

For video lessons on how 3D shapes unfold into nets and how nets fold to form geometric solids, see:

Rotate to landscape screen format on a mobile phone or small tablet to use the **Mathway** widget, a free math problem solver that **answers your questions with step-by-step explanations**.

You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

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