# Polyhedron Teacher Resources

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CK-12 Foundation

#### Polyhedrons: Lesson

For Students 6th - 11th
Imagine a poly-what? With the aid of pictures, the segment of an extensive geometry playlist introduces specific polyhedrons and their parts. The presentation uses Euler's Theorem to explain the relationship between the number of faces,...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Poly-Mania

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This hands-on lesson takes young geometers on a tour of 2D polygons and 3D polyhedrons. After exploring different web resources and discussing geometric shapes, small groups construct models of polyhedrons using bendable straws. Note:...
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Curated OER

#### polyhedron

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine the different types of polygons and their characteristics. In this polyhedrons lesson, students discuss the derivations of specific models of polyhedrons. Students work in pairs to make a copy of a polygon model, then...
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Curated OER

#### Nature's Polyhedrons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to polyhedrons through using straw models to explore geometric solids and constructing Christmas tree ornaments using Epsom salt crystals. Students will view interactive videos and investigate and retrieve...
Activity
Denton Independent School District

#### Build a Geome-Tree

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Geometers construct a mobile or ornament using nets of three-dimensional polyhedrons. Not only do they need to compute the volume and surface area of each figure, they also earn points for creativity, neatness, and more!
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Curated OER

#### Toothpicks, Gumdrops, and Polyhedrons

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders use toothpicks and gumdrops to make prisms and pyramids. This helps them explore the relationship betweeen faces, vertices, and edges.
Lesson Plan
Pennsylvania Department of Education

#### A Geometric Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders connect their knowledge of polygons and polyhedrons. In this geometric shapes lesson plan, 5th graders identify and classify two- and three-dimensional objects. Students construct a polyhedron out of polygons and describe...
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NOAA

#### Climate Is Our Friend…Isn’t It?: Make an Extinction Polyhedron

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Climate affects populations in different ways. Scholars research extinct organisms and mass extinctions in part three of the 10-installment Discover Your Changing World series. They create graphic organizers, then fill in the information...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Symmetry Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
This resource offers a series of hands-on activities in which learners sketch and construct symmetrical origami, paper dolls, snowflakes, and polyhedra while adhering to specific requirements. These activities ask class members to...
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Curated OER

#### Living on the Edge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students calculate the volume of polyhedrons. In this algebra lesson, students are asked to solve a complex problem. They identify the length of the edges and the volume of the shape.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Three- and Two- Dimensional Geometry

For Students 7th
In this three- and two- dimensional geometry worksheet, 7th graders solve 12 various problems related to geometric shapes and measurement. They first use paper and a pencil to sketch the front, side, back, top and bottom views of each...
Interactive
Annenberg Foundation

#### Geometry 3D Shapes: Platonic Solids

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
From polyhedrons to platonic solids, here is a lesson that will have your classes talking! As an introduction to platonic solids, scholars cut and fold nets to create the three-dimensional solids. They use an interactive component to...
Assessment
CCSS Math Activities

#### Rolling for the Big One

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Knowing math helps you win games. Learners apply conditional probability concepts in an engaging performance task. After playing a game in which players roll a 10-sided polyhedron and then try to place the digits to get the highest...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### A Snap at Geometry

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study geometric images and polyhedrons. In this geometry instructional activity, students complete several activities to learn about geometric shapes and classify polyhedrons from polygons. Students watch a video, complete a...
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Curated OER

#### Nature's Polyhedrons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the characteristics of polyhedra. Through hands-on activities and interactive videos, students investigate and retrieve information on polyhedra and crystal structures. Students study angles and symmetry. They...
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Curated OER

#### How Many Regular Polyhedrons Are There In This or Any Universe?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the idea of "regularity" as it pertains to geometry.  In this geometry lesson students complete several assignments that are part of trihedral angles and regular polyhedrons.
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Curated OER

#### Give It a Whirl

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars examine and identify polyhedron shapes on a math website. They write journal reflections about two- and three-dimensional shapes, and transform a square into a pinwheel.
Interactive
Curated OER

#### Three Dimensional Geometry Crossword

For Students 9th - 10th
In this three dimensional geometry crossword, students explore terminology in fifteen crossword problems.  A word bank and solutions are provided.
Interactive
Annenberg Foundation

#### Geometry 3D Shapes: 3D Shapes

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Explore vocabulary related to three-dimensional shapes. An instructional website describes the characteristics of different geometric solids. Learners can use an interactive component to view nets, faces, vertices, and edges of common...
Instructional Video11:55
Anywhere Math

#### Three-Dimensional Figures

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Who knew there were so many parts to a geometric solid?! Well, you probably did, and your pupils will, too, after watching a video lesson on three-dimensional figures. Instruction includes a description of the parts of solids, naming...
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Curated OER

#### They're Everywhere! They're Everywhere!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students gain an appreciation of the polygons and polyhedrons around them that make their world one of order and strength. They build polygons and polyhedrons, and then construct airplanes out of polygons.
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Curated OER

#### Lesson One: Perimeter, Area, Volume

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore perimeter, area and volume. Using geoboards, toothpicks, and marshmallows, students create specific shapes. They are directed to use formulas to find the volume, area, and perimeter of the created shapes. In groups,...
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

#### Unit 7 Math Vocabulary Cards (Grade 6)

For Students 6th Standards
Thirty-eight flashcards make up a set designed to reinforce math vocabulary. Two types of cards can be found here; a word card in bold lettering, and a corresponding definition card that offers a labeled example. Terms include area,...
Unit Plan
Illinois Valley Community College

#### STEM Activities for Middle School Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use STEM activities within the class to provide connections to concepts. The resource includes activities that range from working with buoyancy to building rockets and launching them. Other activities involve the engineering design...