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Lesson 1 - Visualizing and Constructing Polyhedrons


To encourage your child to have fun on the Web while learning about Visualizing and Constructing Polyhedrons, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.



Visualize and build polyhedrons from 2-D nets.


Builds Upon

Student Book pages 322-323


Instructions for Use


Shape and Space lets your child visualize nets.

To use Shape and Space, click the 'Unfold' button, and watch the shapes open. To answer the interactive questions, click 'Try Test' and fill in the text fields. Click 'Mark It!' to see your score.


Folding and Unfolding Nets lets your child observe building and unfolding of complex nets.

To use Folding and Unfolding Nets, choose a shape from the pull-down menu. The shapes will fold and unfold in the animation. Click the 'Pause' button to stop the action. Click and drag the shape to rotate it.