Lesson Plan
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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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...
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...
Lesson Plan
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.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Can You Name That Shape?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners use materials to build, investigate, and draw two-dimensional shapes (polygons). They combine the shapes they have built and draw from the pile to begin a round-robin activity to name and determine the attributes of a selection...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### What's in the Bag?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Help your students identify the attributes of two-dimensional shapes. They read the book Round is a Mooncake, and use pattern blocks to sort shapes. Students sort shapes according to their attributes.
Lesson Plan
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 spatialÂ visualization lesson, 6th graders practice viewing objects from various sides. Student participate in stations to view...
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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.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Fish Tale

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Here is a cute problem that requires visualizing two-dimensionalÂ 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...
Activity

#### Center of Mass

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lead yourÂ 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...
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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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Explore Three-Dimensional Shapes

For Teachers K
Students are assigned to shape groups and explore three-dimensional shapes. They review math skills and two-dimensional shapes.
Worksheet
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:Â cube, prism, sphere,Â andÂ pyramid. Learners begin by matching four objects to the shape each resembles (i.e. a...
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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.
Lesson Plan
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...
Lesson Plan
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.
Activity
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...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Basic Geometric Definitions: Alternate Dimensions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do you calculate problems in alternate dimensions? The interactive allows learners to manipulate points in 2-D as scholars explore the relationship the points must have to create a one-dimensional object. Pupils identify objects that...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Relating Algebra to Geometry

For Teachers 10th
Learners investigate the connection that exists between Algebra and Geometry. They classify two and three-dimensional figures. Pupils use formulas to solve problems in geometry and use appropriate measuring devices in the right contexts.
Lesson Plan
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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Shapes Galore!

For Teachers 1st
First graders create two-dimensional shapes. In this shapes lesson, 1st graders learn about different two-dimensional shapes. Students have many hands-on experiences with these shapes including the use of geoboards, shaving cream, yarn,...
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...
Lesson Plan
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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Multi-dimensional Modeling of Ore Bodies Making Sense of Empirical Data

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Math scholars identify four different rock types in that strata and use this identification and data to construct a two dimensional geologic cross-section. They use data tables to construct a three-dimensional geologic cross-section.