### Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding

**Day 1 Teaching**

The cube and the cuboid. What is the same about these two shapes and what is different? Discuss how to sort 3-D shapes into the two sets of a Venn diagram. Show how a Carroll diagram can also allow us to sort shapes.**Group Activities**

-- Describe and sort 3-D shapes according to a range of properties.

**Day 2 Teaching**

Look at pictures of 3-D shapes on suggested websites. Can children describe and name each shape? Do they find it easy to visualise shapes from 2-D drawings? Click on shapes to play animations. Explore the many different types of pyramid and prism.**Group Activities**

Use the ‘Pharaoh’s rest’ in-depth problem-solving investigation below as today’s group activity.

Or, use these activities:

-- Explore the properties of prisms and pyramids.