Trace a Face
Students look at a three dimensional figure in the classroom and name
the shapes that make up its faces.
Overview of Math Concept
Finding two dimensional shapes in three dimensional figures.
Use this activity after studying three-dimensional shapes. Before doing
the activity look around the classroom and decide on a few different shapes
to use. Start with easily accessible ones that are a manageable size.
- Students look at a three dimensional shape, identify the
two dimensional shapes that make up its faces, and then trace and label
- Have students start by looking in their desks for a rectangular
prism, such as a crayon box.
- Ask students to name the shape. They should write the name of
the object (crayon box) and the name of the shape (rectangular prism) at
the top of the paper.
- Review the definition for faces and have students trace each face
onto the paper.
- Label each face with the name of the shape.
- Repeat, using other objects.
- As students understand the process, allow them to move around the
room on their own, finding objects, labeling them, and drawing their faces.
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