MAFS.912.G-GMD.2.4

Identify the shapes of two-dimensional cross-sections of three-dimensional objects, and identify three-dimensional objects generated by rotations of two-dimensional objects.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics
Grade: 912
Domain-Subdomain: Geometry: Geometric Measurement & Dimension
Cluster: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Cluster: Visualize relationships between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects. (Geometry - Additional Cluster) -

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes
Test Item Specifications

  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may include vertical, horizontal, or other cross-sections.

    Items may include more than one three-dimensional shape.

  • Calculator :

    Neutral

  • Clarification :
    Students will identify the shape of a two-dimensional cross-section of
    a three-dimensional object.

    Students will identify a three-dimensional object generated by a
    rotation of a two-dimensional object

  • Stimulus Attributes :
    Items may be set in a real-world or mathematical context.

    A verbal description of a cross-section or a three-dimensional shape
    may be used.

  • Response Attributes :
    Items may require the student to draw a line that shows the location
    of a cross-section.
Sample Test Items (1)
  • Test Item #: Sample Item 1
  • Question:

    A rectangle and a horizontal line segment are shown.

    What is the resulting object when the rectangle is rotated about the horizontal line segment?

  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Type: MC: Multiple Choice

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1200400: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 9-12 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1206300: Informal Geometry (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (course terminated))
1206310: Geometry (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1206320: Geometry Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7912060: Access Informal Geometry (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015 (course terminated))
7912070: Access Liberal Arts Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1206315: Geometry for Credit Recovery (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
0102340: Art Collaboration: Designing Solutions for Art, Work, and Life Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1207300: Liberal Arts Mathematics 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (course terminated))
7912065: Access Geometry (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MAFS.912.G-GMD.2.AP.4a: Identify shapes created by cross sections of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Assessment

Sample 2 - High School Geometry State Interim Assessment:

This is a State Interim Assessment for 9th-12th grade.

Type: Assessment

Formative Assessments

Inside the Box:

Students are asked to identify and draw cross sections of a rectangular prism and to describe their dimensions.

Type: Formative Assessment

Slice of a Cone:

Students are asked to sketch, describe, and compare three horizontal cross sections of a cone.

Type: Formative Assessment

Slice It:

Students are asked to identify and describe two-dimensional cross sections of three-dimensional solids.

Type: Formative Assessment

2D Rotations of Triangles:

Students are given the coordinates of the vertices of a right triangle and asked to describe the solid formed by rotating the triangle about a given axis.

Type: Formative Assessment

Working Backwards – 2D Rotations:

Students are given a solid and asked to determine the two-dimensional shape that will create the solid when rotated about the y-axis.

Type: Formative Assessment

2D Rotations of Rectangles:

Students are given the coordinates of the vertices of a rectangle and asked to describe the solid formed by rotating the rectangle about a given axis.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

2D Representations of 3D Objects:

This lesson is intended to help you assess how well students are able to visualize two-dimensional cross-sections of representations of three-dimensional objects. In particular, the lesson will help you identify and help students who have difficulties recognizing and drawing two-dimensional cross-sections at different points along a plane of a representation of a three-dimensional object.

Type: Lesson Plan

Modeling: Rolling Cups:

This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to choose appropriate mathematics to solve a non-routine problem, generate useful data by systematically controlling variables and develop experimental and analytical models of a physical situation.

Type: Lesson Plan

Representing and Combining Transformations:

This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to recognize and visualize transformations of 2D shapes, translate, reflect and rotate shapes, and combine these transformations. It also aims to encourage discussion on some common misconceptions about transformations.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Ninja Nancy Slices:

Learn how to determine the shape of a cross-section created by the intersection of a slicing plane with a pyramid or prism in this ninja-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Problem-Solving Tasks

Global Positioning System II:

Reflective of the modernness of the technology involved, this is a challenging geometric modeling task in which students discover from scratch the geometric principles underlying the software used by GPS systems.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Tennis Balls in a Can:

This task is inspired by the derivation of the volume formula for the sphere. If a sphere of radius 1 is enclosed in a cylinder of radius 1 and height 2, then the volume not occupied by the sphere is equal to the volume of a "double-naped cone" with vertex at the center of the sphere and bases equal to the bases of the cylinder

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Global Positioning System I:

This question examines the algebraic equations for three different spheres. The intersections of each pair of spheres are then studied, both using the equations and thinking about the geometry of the spheres.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Virtual Manipulatives

3-D Conic Section Explorer:

Using this resource, students can manipulate the measurements of a 3-D hourglass figure (double-napped cone) and its intersecting plane to see how the graph of a conic section changes.  Students will see the impact of changing the height and slant of the cone and the m and b values of the plane on the shape of the graph. Students can also rotate and re-size the cone and graph to view from different angles. 
 

Type: Virtual Manipulative

Cross Section Flyer - Shodor:

With this online Java applet, students use slider bars to move a cross section of a cone, cylinder, prism, or pyramid. This activity allows students to explore conic sections and the 3-dimensional shapes from which they are derived. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

A Plethora of Polyhedra:

This program allows users to explore spatial geometry in a dynamic and interactive way. The tool allows users to rotate, zoom out, zoom in, and translate a plethora of polyhedra. The program is able to compute topological and geometrical duals of each polyhedron. Geometrical operations include unfolding, plane sections, truncation, and stellation.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

MFAS Formative Assessments

2D Rotations of Rectangles:

Students are given the coordinates of the vertices of a rectangle and asked to describe the solid formed by rotating the rectangle about a given axis.

2D Rotations of Triangles:

Students are given the coordinates of the vertices of a right triangle and asked to describe the solid formed by rotating the triangle about a given axis.

Inside the Box:

Students are asked to identify and draw cross sections of a rectangular prism and to describe their dimensions.

Slice It:

Students are asked to identify and describe two-dimensional cross sections of three-dimensional solids.

Slice of a Cone:

Students are asked to sketch, describe, and compare three horizontal cross sections of a cone.

Working Backwards – 2D Rotations:

Students are given a solid and asked to determine the two-dimensional shape that will create the solid when rotated about the y-axis.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 9-12

Ninja Nancy Slices:

Learn how to determine the shape of a cross-section created by the intersection of a slicing plane with a pyramid or prism in this ninja-themed, interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

Ninja Nancy Slices:

Learn how to determine the shape of a cross-section created by the intersection of a slicing plane with a pyramid or prism in this ninja-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Problem-Solving Tasks

Global Positioning System II:

Reflective of the modernness of the technology involved, this is a challenging geometric modeling task in which students discover from scratch the geometric principles underlying the software used by GPS systems.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Tennis Balls in a Can:

This task is inspired by the derivation of the volume formula for the sphere. If a sphere of radius 1 is enclosed in a cylinder of radius 1 and height 2, then the volume not occupied by the sphere is equal to the volume of a "double-naped cone" with vertex at the center of the sphere and bases equal to the bases of the cylinder

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Virtual Manipulatives

3-D Conic Section Explorer:

Using this resource, students can manipulate the measurements of a 3-D hourglass figure (double-napped cone) and its intersecting plane to see how the graph of a conic section changes.  Students will see the impact of changing the height and slant of the cone and the m and b values of the plane on the shape of the graph. Students can also rotate and re-size the cone and graph to view from different angles. 
 

Type: Virtual Manipulative

Cross Section Flyer - Shodor:

With this online Java applet, students use slider bars to move a cross section of a cone, cylinder, prism, or pyramid. This activity allows students to explore conic sections and the 3-dimensional shapes from which they are derived. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

A Plethora of Polyhedra:

This program allows users to explore spatial geometry in a dynamic and interactive way. The tool allows users to rotate, zoom out, zoom in, and translate a plethora of polyhedra. The program is able to compute topological and geometrical duals of each polyhedron. Geometrical operations include unfolding, plane sections, truncation, and stellation.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Problem-Solving Tasks

Global Positioning System II:

Reflective of the modernness of the technology involved, this is a challenging geometric modeling task in which students discover from scratch the geometric principles underlying the software used by GPS systems.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Tennis Balls in a Can:

This task is inspired by the derivation of the volume formula for the sphere. If a sphere of radius 1 is enclosed in a cylinder of radius 1 and height 2, then the volume not occupied by the sphere is equal to the volume of a "double-naped cone" with vertex at the center of the sphere and bases equal to the bases of the cylinder

Type: Problem-Solving Task