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Investigate the properties of three-dimensional figures with this Arctic-themed math lesson. Beginning with a class discussion about different types of solid figures present in the classroom, young mathematicians are then given a two-sided worksheet asking them to draw 3-D shapes, identify their parts, and create cubes from a series of nets. Though the lesson does not provide any detailed information about the Arctic, it is does provide a fun change of pace to a geometry unit in the upper-elementary grades.

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CCSS: Adaptable

  • Provides a list of activities for extending learning about 3-D figures
  • Includes key vocabulary to address during the lesson

  • Additional scaffolding is needed  to support learners with drawing 3-D shapes
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