Unit 5, Lesson 15# Representing Three-Dimensional Figures Using Nets

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Students construct three-dimensional figures through the use of nets. For Grade 6, specifically in this lesson, the working description of a net is this: If the surface of a three-dimensional solid can be cut along enough edges so that the faces can be placed in one plane to form a connected figure, then the resulting system of faces is called a net of the solid. A more student-friendly description used for this lesson is the following: Nets are two-dimensional figures that can be folded to create three-dimensional solids. Solid figures and the nets that represent them are necessary for this lesson.