Unit Plan

Exploring 3-D Geometry

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Take young mathematicians on an exploration of the world of 3-D geometry with this seven-lesson unit. After first defining the terms perimeter, area, and volume and how they apply to the real world, students continue on to learn the formulas for calculating the volume and surface area of cylinders, rectangular prisms, cones, and rectangular pyramids.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Integrate these lessons into a geometry unit in the upper-elementary or middle school grade levels
  • Laminate the matching and situation cards, using them as a math learning center activity during a geometry unit
  • Use the bingo game as a review activity before assessing students on their understanding of volume and surface area
Classroom Considerations
  • Lessons call for the use of various math manipulatives, so be sure to plan ahead if you need to borrow them from another teacher
  • Each lesson includes all supporting worksheets, printable materials, and answer keys
  • Practice exercises ask students to explain their thinking using numbers, pictures, and written words
  • Numerous hands-on activities are included that engage students in learning about three-dimensional figures
  • Graphic organizers are provided that support students with learning about the properties of different three-dimensional figures
  • Includes materials for a bingo game that engage students in applying their understanding of volume and surface area
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