Unit Plan

2 and 3 Dimensional Shapes

This 2 and 3 Dimensional Shapes unit plan also includes:

Take a similar approach to three dimensions. Pupils develop the relationship between areas of similar objects and see how they relate to the ratio of the sides. Building upon area formulas, small groups put together volume formulas for 3-D figures. Scholars relate the concept of similarity to 3-D and find and use the relationship between the volumes of similar containers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create handouts to help the class members organize their work
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should be familiar with area formulas and the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Assumes the class understands the definition of similar figures
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