In this interactive, self-guided unit on 3-dimensional shape, students (and teachers) explore 3-dimensional shapes, determine surface area and volume, derive Euler's formula, and investigate Platonic solids. Interactive quizzes and animations are included throughout, including a 15 question quiz for student completion.
Subject(s): Mathematics, Mathematics (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2022-2023)
Grade Level(s): 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Basic Calculators, LCD Projector, Adobe Flash Player
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: three dimensional shapes, volume, surface area, platonic solids, Euler's formula, net, polyhedra, faces, edges, vertices, prisms, pyramids, rectangles, cylinders, cube, triangular pyramid, pentagonal prism, octagonal prism, square pyramid, hexagonal pyramid, connected pyramids, tetrahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron
Fairly high reading level, content extends beyond benchmarks.
This resource can be used at a variety of levels. It provides excellent animation which displays the geometric structure of polyhedra, the development of concepts of volume and surface area, and interactive practice for students to exprerience. It also provides templates for the nets used to construct 3-dimensional shapes, if the teacher chooses to have students build their own models.
This resource matches up with benchmarks ranging from grade 5 through high school Geometry. It is multi-screen and could be used throughout an entire unit.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Annenburg Media
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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