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Geometric Solids and Their Properties

3-5
Geometry
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In five interactive geometry investigations, students explore geometric solids and their properties. Within each lesson, students use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.  

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Students will:  

  • Analyze characteristics and properties of three-dimensional geometric shapes. 
  • Develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.  
  • Construct various geometric solids using an interactive tool. 
  • Explore and create nets for various geometric solids.  

 

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Geometry

Getting to Know the Solids

3-5
Students are introduced to some of the basic polyhedra. Students explore the shapes of the faces of these solids.
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Geometry

Study the Solids

3-5
In this interactive geometry investigation, students explore geometric solids and their properties. Specifically, students count the number of faces, edges, and corners (vertices) in various solids.
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Geometry

Looking for Patterns

3-5
Students discover Euler's Formula, a way of calculating the number of faces, edges, and vertices of geometric solids.
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Geometry

Construct a Solid

3-5
Students construct physical models of geometric solids.
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Making A Shape Jacket

3-5
Students identify which geometric solids can be made from given nets. Students also create nets for common geometric solids.