Reflection: Classroom Setup Creating and Identifying Polyhedra - Section 3: Creating Polyhedras

 

I've found that whenever there are a lot of materials for an activity it's best to be as organized as possible.  The supply bins are an easy and quick way to distribute supplies to groups.  (See supply bin video) For this activity I chose to pass out the worksheets because I wanted to make sure that within a group students had different polyhedra. Students were heterogeneously grouped, so I also wanted to match the difficulty of the shape with the level of my student.

Also since students need to be careful when cutting out the shapes, I found it helpful to display a polyhedron on the smartboard and indicate which lines they should cut along.

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Creating and Identifying Polyhedra

Unit 15: Geometry
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT create and identify polyhedra.

Big Idea: Students match different nets to their polyhedra.

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