11 Plus Non Verbal Reasoning
Type 8 - 'Nets'
With this type of question you are given an image of a 3D cube on which you can see symbols/figures on three of the faces. To the right of the cube are five images of 'nets'
labelled 'a' to 'e' containing symbols/figures which are the possible answers.
You are required to determine which of the nets could be folded to make the 3D cube.
It is important that your child understands the concept of 3D Shapes and Nets before attempting this. Work through Shape and Space - 3D Shapes - Nets first. You may also find this 'Nets of a Cube' sheet useful to print, cut out and make.
Remember that the figures and diagrams consist of lines, shapes and shading/patterns. The shapes can shift in various ways. (rotate, reflect and transpose). The shapes can change in many ways. (increase/decrease, add and copy). They can consist of a movement, size or number sequence.
Begin by looking at the three faces of the cube. Find an image that has an order of rotational symmetry of 1, in other words can only face one way, such as the 'P' in this example and imagine unfolding these three faces to form a net.