Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Drawing Prisms & Pyramids - Section 2: Lesson Middle


My students are pretty good at drawing angles and measuring angles using a protractor.  It is much more difficult to use only a protractor to try to measure angles to make regular polygons.  I seemed to have forgotten this when creating this section of the lesson.  A compass and straight edge would be even better but my students don't have experience with that.

What I'll do next time is have students make the drawings in Microsoft Word or using the Google's free drawing app.  It is a lot less frustrating, more fun, and the images turn out better.  Here is a sample of a pentagonal pyramid and prism that I did in Microsoft Word.

  Draw the Shapes Using Software Not a Compass
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Draw the Shapes Using Software Not a Compass
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Drawing Prisms & Pyramids

Unit 6: Geometry
Lesson 14 of 37

Objective: SWBAT use the vocabulary of common solids to draw prisms and pyramids with and without using tools

Big Idea: It is empowering and fun to learn how to draw prisms and pyramids.

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Math, volume (3-D Geom), Geometry, surface area, circumference (Determining Measurements), drawing 3d shapes, Drawing prisms, Drawing pyramids, pi, circles
  55 minutes
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