Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Surface Area of 3D Solids - Section 1: Do Now


After teaching this lesson, I thought about how it could be interesting and beneficial to students if the Do Now was more student centered.  Instead of giving students the 3 questions, next time I will have students create and pose their own questions to their group.  This would be a "Who am I" activity.  I will instruct students to write a prompt describing a polyhedron.  Then, they will take turns presenting these questions to their group to see if they're able to identify the polyhedron.

This activity would allow students to check one another's understanding of polyhedrons.  Also, it would encourage student discussion.

  Who Am I
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Who Am I
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Surface Area of 3D Solids

Unit 15: Geometry
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: SWBAT find the surface area of polyhedra.

Big Idea: Students find the area of polyhedra faces and add.

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