Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Three Dimensional Shapes - Section 2: Teaching Strategies


In teaching this lesson, I found it important to get the students to understand the conceptual knowledge of the different characteristics of 3D shapes.  To do this, I like to make sure that each student or groups of students have models to work with.  This allows them to be able to explore and manipulate the shapes while learning about their characteristics.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Models
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Three Dimensional Shapes

Unit 5: Geometry
Lesson 1 of 18

Objective: SWBAT identify and describe three-dimensional shapes according to defining attributes.

Big Idea: Put on your 3D glasses, sit back and enjoy the show! In this lesson, children will look at, touch, and arrange shapes, and discover that though the positions of shapes may change, their attributes do not change.

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