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Illustrative Mathematics

#### 3-D Shape Sort

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
From the apple on your desk and the coffee cup in your hand, to the cabinets along the classroom wall, basic three-dimensional shapes are found everywhere in the world around us. Introduce young mathematicians to the these common figures...
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Curated OER

#### Draw 3 Dimensional Objects

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Bring three-dimensional shapes to life in your classroom. First introduce the vocabulary of three-dimensional shapes, such as sphere, cube, and pyramid. Then, show your kids examples of how to use two-dimensional objects draw...
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Curated OER

#### Recognizing 3-Dimensional Shapes

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Three-dimensional shapes are all around us; expose young geometers to this concept as they focus on identifying four figures: cube, prism, sphere, and pyramid. Learners begin by matching four objects to the shape each resembles (i.e. a...
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National Math + Science Initative

#### Using Linear Equations to Define Geometric Solids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Making the transition from two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional solids can be difficult for many geometry students. This comprehensive Common Core lesson plan starts with writing and graphing linear equations to define a bounded...
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Pixle

#### Foldify

For Students 2nd - 12th
Creating with an app is nice. But, creating with an app and being able to print and use your creation is great! This tool provides the opportunity to hone the skills related to spacial awareness, three-dimensional thinking, creativity,...
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Curated OER

#### We All Scream for Ice Scream

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers explore the formulas for volume of three-dimensional objects. They participate in various activities involving ice cream, ice cream cones, small candies, and gum balls, recording their calculations on a lab sheet.
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Curated OER

#### Two-Dimensional Drawings from Three Dimensional Objects

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify and replicate two dimensional illustrations of three dimensional objects. In this spatial visualization lesson, 6th graders practice viewing objects from various sides. Student participate in stations to view...
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Curated OER

#### Three-Dimensional Objects

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders view and identify three-dimensional figures. They analyze and discuss various figures, build three-dimensional figures, and complete various worksheets and worksheet discussion questions.
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Curated OER

#### Applied Science - Science and Math Lab

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Create three dimensional objects in an applied science instructional activity. The goal is for your class to recognize, compare, and model shapes. Using cookie cutters and clay or play dough, they create models for three-dimensional shapes.
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EngageNY

#### Projecting a 3-D Object onto a 2-D Plane

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Teach how graphic designers can use mathematics to represent three-dimensional movement on a two-dimensional television surface. Pupils use matrices, vectors, and transformations to model rotational movement. Their exploration involves...
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American Museum of Natural History

#### Thinking in the Three Dimensions

For Students 6th - 12th
Discover different dimensions with paper folding. Pupils first read about zero, one, two, and three dimensions, and then learn about the fourth dimension, time. They then use origami to create models of shapes in three dimensions and use...
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Curated OER

#### Fish Tale

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Here is a cute problem that requires visualizing two-dimensional shapes within a three-dimensional object, and using properties of triangles and the Pythagorean theorem to solve a real-world problem. There is a small mistake in this...
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Curated OER

#### Three Dimensional Sketching

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students become familiar with drawing segments and points. They understand how perspective drawing differs from three dimensional sketching. They demonstrate three dimensional and perspective drawing.
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Space Awareness

#### What is a Constellation

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Why do some stars in a constellation appear brighter than others? Using a get-up-and-move astronomy activity, scholars explore perspective and the appearance of constellations in the sky while developing an understanding of the...
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Curated OER

#### Three-Dimensional Play Dough

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders make models of three-dimensional figures and then use these play dough figures to observe and count the vertices, edges, and faces of the figure.
Activity

#### Center of Mass

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lead your class on an exploration as they locate the center of mass in several oddly shaped two-dimensional objects they create from their imaginations. Pupils also determine the location of the center of mass in three-dimensional...
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...
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Shodor Education Foundation

#### Cross Sections

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Use this activity on cross-sections of three-dimensional shapes in your math class to work on algebra or geometry Common Core standards. The lesson includes a list of relevent terminology, and a step-by-step process to illustrate the...
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Curated OER

#### Tetrahedron Kites

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Let's go fly a kite! Discuss the concept of two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects with your math class. They examine a triangle and discuss the face, vertices, edges, and angles. Then they build their own Tetrahedral Kites and...
Organizer
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#### Three-Dimensional Shapes

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this three-dimensional shapes worksheet, students cut out shape names and paste them next to the pictured objects that they name.
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Mathed Up!

#### Nets, Plans, and Elevations

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
A dimensional resource teaches viewers to recognize 2-D views of 3-D objects and how to match nets with their 3-D figures. Individuals draw different views of three-dimensional objects including views from the front, side elevations and...
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Curated OER

#### "If you build it..."

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students utilize prior knowledge to erect and assemble a building from a drawing using spaghetti noodles and marshmallows. In this building lesson, students visualize a three dimensional structure from looking at a picture and converting...
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Curated OER

#### Great Shapes Alive!

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Compare two- and three-dimensional shapes and construct three dimensional models from two-dimensional shapes. Diagram the shapes and reflect about the process in writing.
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Curated OER

#### Living in a Geometrical World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars participate in a series of hand-on, online, and multimedia activities to examine 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes. They describe common geometric solids. They construct rectangular prisms using straws and ribbon.