NCERT Solutions Std 5 Maths Boxes And Sketches

 Boxes And Sketches

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Ramya made four more shapes. Each is to be folded along the dotted lines. You have to find out which of these can be made into a box.

Ans: (a) and (c) can be made into box.

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Shapes that Fold into a Cube

1). Buddha wants to make a paper cube using a squared sheet. He knows that all the faces of a cube are squares.

How many faces does the cube have? 

Ans: 6

Will both these shapes fold into a cube?     

Ans: Yes, both the shapes can be folded into a cube.

Draw at least one more shape which can fold into a cube.

What will be the area of each face of the cube?

Ans: Area of each face of the cube = Side X Side

Draw one shape which will not fold into a cube.

Look around and discuss which things around you look like a cube. List a few.

Ans: Objects like dice, and rubric cube look like cubes.

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Find out which of the other 8 shapes (on p 46) can be folded to make an open box.


Draw more shapes that will not fold to make an open box.


Match the shape on the left with a box into which it will fold.



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Have you ever seen a floor map? Here is a floor map of Vibha’s house. It shows where the windows and the doors are in the house. Which is the front side of her house? How many windows are there on the front side?

Ans: The side which contains door is the front side of the house. There are two windows on the front side.                            

Here are four of houses. Which one is Vibha’s house?


Ans: Drawing (d) is Vibha’s house.


Why do the other three deep drawings not match the floor map? Discuss.

Ans: Drawing (a) shows a straight back wall. So, it does not match with the floor map.

Drawing (b) shows a window on the right side wall. So, it does not match with the floor map.

Drawing (c) shows all the windows of same size. So, it does not match with the floor map.

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Practice time

1). Look at this floor map of a house. Make doors and windows on the deep drawing of this house.



Are there any windows you couldn’t show on the deep drawing? Circle them on the floor map.

Ans: We cannot show the windows of the backside on the deep drawing.

2). Try to make a floor map of your own house.


Soumitro and his friends made deep drawings of a cube. These are their drawings.

Which of the drawings look correct to you? Discuss.

Ans: Drawings (d) and (e) are correct.

Can you add some lines to make drawing (f) into a deep drawing of the cube?

Ans: Yes, drawing (f) can be made into a deep drawing by adding some lines.

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This cut-out is folded to make a cube. Which of these are the correct deep drawings of that cube?


Ans: (a), (d) and (e) are the correct deep drawings of the cube.

In the same way make a deep drawing of a box which looks like this.


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If you look at the bridge from the top, how will it look? Choose the right drawing below:     

Ans: drawing (b).

Practice time

1) Make drawings to show how this bridge will look

From the top


From the front

From the side


From the top

From the front


2) Make a matchbox model which looks like this. Also make a deep drawing of the model in your notebook.


3) How many cubes are needed to make this interesting model?

95 cubes are needed to make the model.

Here are some drawings of the model. Mark the correct top-view drawing with ‘T’ and the correct side view drawing with ‘S’.

Ans: Correct top view is (d)

Correct side view is (b).



Click here for the solutions of 

1). The Fish Tale

2). Shapes and Angles

3). How Many Squares?

4). Parts and Wholes

5).  Does It Look The Same?

6). Be My multiple, I’ll Be Your Factor

7). Can You See The Pattern

8). Mapping Your Way?

9). Boxes And Sketches

10). Tenths And Hundredths

11). Area and Its Boundary

12). Smart Charts

13). Ways To Multiply and Divide

14). How Big? How Heavy?





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