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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets".

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- Volume Video There are simple formulas that can be used to find the volumes of basic three-dimensional shapes.
- Volume Use formulae to solve problems involving the volumes of cuboids, cones, pyramids, prisms and composite solids.
- Net or Not Drag the nets into the corresponding panels to show whether they would fold to form a cube.
- Dice Net Challenge Drag the numbers onto the net so that when it is folded to form a cube numbers on opposite faces add up to prime numbers.
- Cube Face Meetings Visualise the cubes formed by the nets and paint the three faces meeting at a vertex.
- Cubical Net Challenge Find all the ways of painting the faces of cubes using only two colours.
- Coloured Cube 3D Colour in the remaining faces of the nets of the cubes to match the rotating three-dimensional picture.
- Plans and Elevations Interpret plans and elevations of three dimensional shapes.
- Faces, Edges and Vertices Calculate the number of faces, edges and vertices on 3D Shapes.
- Surface Area Video Finding the surface are of three dimensional shapes can involve some interesting formulae.
- Surface Area Work out the surface areas of common solid shapes in this collection of exercises.

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