Geometric Solids and Their Properties: Construct a Solid

This is Lesson 4 of a 5 lesson series.  This lesson is a hands-on and computer interactive lesson.  The "Geometric Solids Tool" leads students in the construction of polyhedra as the students make a table describing how they constructed the shapes. The students use technology and a hands-on activity to develop understanding of specialized vocabulary and visualization of geometric solids.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3108.1.4
Move flexibly between multiple representations (contextual, physical written, verbal, iconic/pictorial, graphical, tabular, and symbolic), to solve problems, to...
CLE 3108.1.7
Use technologies appropriately to develop understanding of abstract mathematical ideas, to facilitate problem solving, and to produce accurate and reliable models.
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Learning objectives: 

Students will:

  • Analyze characteristics and properties of three dimensional geometric shapes.
  • Construct physical models of geometric solids.

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Helpful Hints


  • Geometric Solids Tool 
  • Construction tools, such as coffee stirrers, twist ties, straws, pipe cleaners, toothpicks, gumdrops, etc.