Friday, February 3, 2012

3-D Shapes

It's Friday! :)

We just wrapped up a fun week in geometry.  Students identified and described attributes of 3-dimensional shapes (i.e. vertices, faces, edges, bases).  Here are some of the things we did this week.

We created an anchor chart describing 3-D figures on Monday during a whole-class lesson.  At the same time, students filled out their flip books.  This is when we discussed vocabulary such as edges, bases, faces, and vertices.
During the week, students participated at the teacher station by
interacting with the Smart Board.  Students identified and counted vertices, edges, bases, and faces. 
Here is one of the flip books created during whole-class instruction on Monday.

Students pasted pictures of each 3-D figure in their book.  Then they wrote the attributes for each figure as we filled out our class anchor chart.

Before we filled out the rest of the flip book, we discussed and wrote down important vocabulary words and definitions on the back of our books.

During Independent station, students chose 2 or 3 shapes to compare and contrast using a Venn Diagram.  They referred to their flip books as necessary.

At the Game station, students created riddles for their partners to solve.  Students could use their flip books to describe shapes or to figure out the answer to the riddle. 

Here, a student in one of the high groups, completes a triple Venn diagram.  She refers to the shapes on her desk. 

Have a great weekend!

--Tabitha & Chloe


  1. Your blog is incredible. As I was looking at the student flip book, I noticed that there were checkmarks next to the title of each page. What do the checkmarks represent?

    1. Ms. Kelly, I believe that student was just checking off shapes as he completed a station activity. :)