Lesson Plan

Comparing Solids

In this lesson, your students will play "I Spy" to identify 3-D shapes. They will use language to describe the shapes and be able to compare them easily.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use language such as pyramid, prism, face, and edge to describe solids. Students will be able to compare 3-D solids using their attributes.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Invite your students to play "I Spy" with something familiar, such as colors.
  • Reintroduce the game by using the attributes of shapes of solids. For example: I spy with my little eye something that can stack.
  • Give your students three guesses before another attribute is added, such as: I spy with my little eye something that can stack and has 6 faces.
  • Ask your students to guess the shape. When it has been guessed, have that same student come up with another clue.