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Paper Square Pyramids


The square pyramid is made of a square base and 4 equilateral triangeles.
The model of the Cheops pyramid (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or Great Pyramid of Giza) is a 1:2000 scale model.

Paper Model Square Pyramid

Square Pyramid:
Number of faces: 5
Number of edges: 8
Number of vertices: 5

Cheops Pyramid scale: 1:2000 Cheops Pyramid (model 1:2000)

Cheops Pyramid:
Number of faces: 5
Number of edges: 8
Number of vertices: 5


Square Pyramids nets for making the shapes

square pyramids (.PDF)
cheops pyramid (.PDF)
Print the PDF file to make the paper model.

Net pyramid



Net Cheops pyramid



Paper Model Cheops Pyramid part 2



Definition of a Pyramid: A pyramid is a polyhedron with one face (known as the "base") a polygon and all the other faces triangles meeting at a common polygon vertex (known as the "apex"). A right pyramid is a pyramid for which the line joining the centroid of the base and the apex is perpendicular to the base. A regular pyramid is a right pyramid whose base is a regular polygon. An n-gonal regular pyramid (denoted Yn) having equilateral triangles as sides is possible only for n=3, 4, 5. These correspond to the tetrahedron, square pyramid, and pentagonal pyramid, respectively.


Paper models:
Selection of pyramids
Bent pyramid
Step pyramid (Djoser)


Links
Virtual Square Pyramid (VRML-viewer is needed)
Wikipedia: Great Pyramid of Giza





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