Pull Up Nets

Pull up nets is a fantastic, fun way to learn how a net forms a polyhedron. In this time of distance learning I encourage students to craft with their parents and experience the wow moment when the net becomes a solid.


Equipment Needed

• Nets Template

• Scissors

• Glue

• Ruler

• String

• Hole Punch


How to Create Pull Up Nets

1.  Cut out the net for your pull-up polyhedron.

2.  Fold along the edges of each face using a ruler.

3.  Use a hole puncher to make holes at the small circles numbered 1, 2, 3, …

4.  Thread string through the holds in ascending order.  Make sure the string goes up through hole 1 and down through the last hole.

5.  Use glue to stick the face of the cube with the number 1 hole on to a surface. 

6.  Pull the string gently to pull up your net into a 3D shape.


Pull Up Nets

Pull Up Cube

Pull Up Cuboid

Pull Up Tetrahedron

Pull Up Octahedron

Pull Up Dodecagon


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My name is Jonathan Robinson and I passionate about teaching mathematics. I am currently Head of Maths in the South East of England and have been teaching for over 15 years. I am proud to have helped teachers all over the world to continue to engage and inspire their students with my lessons.


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