Geometric Solids and Their Properties: Making a Shape Jacket
This is Lesson 5 of a 5 lesson series. This activity uses grid paper for students to create nets (jackets) of 3-D forms. Students must use visualization and spacial reasoning to create a 2-D representation of a 3-D solid. Students must use visualization and spacial reasoning to create nets in 2-D of 3-D solids.
- CLE 3108.1.4
- Move flexibly between multiple representations (contextual, physical written, verbal, iconic/pictorial, graphical, tabular, and symbolic), to solve problems, to...
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- Analyze characteristics and properties of three dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.
- Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.
- Identify which geometric solids can be made from given nets.
- Create nets for common geometric solids.
- Students can create nets for some of the more complex geometric solids, such as the octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron, and an irregular polyhedron.
- Computer or tablet with internet access
- Shape Jackets Overhead
- Grid Paper