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Drawing a Net For Rectangular Prisms and Square PyramidsWhat is a Rectangular Prism?A rectangular prism is a three dimensional solid having two identical parallel base. All other faces are rectangular.

What is a Square Pyramid?A square pyramid is a pyramid with a square base.

What is a Net?A net is a pattern that can be be folded to make an object.

VideoThis video will explain how to draw the net for a rectangular prism and a sqaure pyramid...enjoy!!Assignment!Draw a net for the shapes in the video (a square pyramid, and a rectangular prism)

Square pyramid1.Draw a square base~each side being 4 cm. long

2.Draw a 5 cm. line in the middle of each edge.

3.Draw a line going from each corner of the side to the top of the 5 cm. line

(do this each side)

4.Now erase the middle line on each side.

5. Repeat on all sides

6. You now have a square pyramid to fold!!!

Rectangular prism1.Draw the faces (a-d) as shown in video each being 14 cm. long and 4 cm. wide side by side.

2.Draw the faces e-f as shown in the video~two small squares on each side of any of the faces you have already drawn.(4 cm. both long and high)

3.You now have a rectangular prism to fold!!!