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Geometry Nets - Cubes

A cube is a three dimensional shape with six identical square sides. All of its angles are right angles. It is a type of square prism.

Dice are an example of cubes in real life.

Explore the cube by cutting out the cube geometry net, folding it and gluing the tabs.

Cube - Plain: you can trace this onto decorative paper or decorate it as you see fit

Cube - cute faces: (color) or (B&W)

Holiday Cubes:

Cube - Christmas: (color) or (B&W)

Cube - Valentine's Day: (color) or (B&W)

Cube characteristics:

- a platonic solid (a three dimensional shape made up
of identical two dimensional shapes with the same number meeting at
every vertex)

- 3 squares meet at each vertex (or corner)
- 6 Faces
- 8 Vertices
- 12 Edges

Cube formulas:

Surface Area of a cube =
**6 a ^{ }**

Volume of a cube =
**a ^{ 3}** where
a is the length of an edge

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