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.
-- 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.
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.