## Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Sorting 3D Shapes - Section 3: Independent Practice

In the video of the student explaining his work, he was confused in the use of the term sphere and cylinder.  Sometimes I feel that teaching geometry is like teaching a new language to students. There are so many terms! I try to provide students with continual exposure to the vocabulary and give them the opportunity to talk to their classmates or use the vocabulary as often as possible. I also bring in concrete manipulatives and modeling precise language, myself.

All of this work will eventually pay off and students, in the meantime, get ample opportunity to engage with MP6.

Communicating with Precision
Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Communicating with Precision

# Sorting 3D Shapes

Unit 5: Geometry
Lesson 6 of 18

## Big Idea: Shapes, shapes, everywhere! In this lesson, students will sort and classify 3D shapes by their defining attributes of a sphere, cube or cylinder.

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### Lisa Murdock

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