With a partner look Describe the following shapes - cubes, spheres, cones, cylinder, pyramids
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Math Pods and Evaluation 3D solids grades K-1-2-3

Use the white rod to introduce the concept of volume. Identify the volume of the white rod as 1 cubic unit. Have the students build figures of their own choosing or following a specific pattern you provide. Have them find the volume of each figure by determining the number of cubic units it holds.

Identify the face of one of the white cubes as 1 square unit. Have students build figures using a variety of rods. Have students determine the surface area of the figure as well as its volume.

Things to explore: 1. How many rectangles can you make with a perimeter of 16 units? What is the area of each?
2. What happens to the area of a rectangle as you increase the perimeter?
Problem: Tina’s puppy has a pen that measures 2 m by 3 m. Because her puppy has grown so much, her dad plans to double the length and width of the pen. What will happen to the area of the pen after her dad makes these changes?
Another problem: A and B are two flat rectangular fields. The fence around field A is longer than the fence around field B. Does that mean that field A has a greater area than field B? Explain and use a model or sketch to support your solution.
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Make the following figures:
A square with an area of 4 square units
An isosceles triangle with an area of 4 square units
A square with an area of 2 square units (this is not a question!)

What is the distance from home plate to in baseball?
The distance between the bases from 1st to 2nd to 3rd to home is 90 feet.
What length of a ladder is needed to reach a 5 m high rooftop if the ladder is places 15. m from the wall of the house?
Source: Mike Fulton - Instructional Video

Design a tessellating pattern
Each time you tessellate the pattern, review which polygon you started with, what types of symmetry are present in the finished tessellation, and experiment with a variety of colors to see the different effectsgssd

Using Virtual Manipulatives to Solve Problems & to Explore ConceptsSpace & Shape## Grade

## Space & Shape

## Problem or Exploration

## Virtual Manipulative

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Invitation for Learning

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Taller/Shorter

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Lesson Plan Grades K-1-2

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iBoard

Animal Heights

SS2.3

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Math Pods and Evaluation 3D solids grades K-1-2-3

SS3.5

Things to explore: 1. How many rectangles can you make with a perimeter of 16 units? What is the area of each?

2. What happens to the area of a rectangle as you increase the perimeter?

Problem: Tina’s puppy has a pen that measures 2 m by 3 m. Because her puppy has grown so much, her dad plans to double the length and width of the pen. What will happen to the area of the pen after her dad makes these changes?

Another problem: A and B are two flat rectangular fields. The fence around field A is longer than the fence around field B. Does that mean that field A has a greater area than field B? Explain and use a model or sketch to support your solution.

(Source: Mike Fulton - Instructional Video)

Virtual GeoBoard

GeoBoard

Perimetre and Area

A square with an area of 4 square units

An isosceles triangle with an area of 4 square units

A square with an area of 2 square units (this is not a question!)

Virtual Geoboard

What is the distance from home plate to in baseball?

The distance between the bases from 1st to 2nd to 3rd to home is 90 feet.

What length of a ladder is needed to reach a 5 m high rooftop if the ladder is places 15. m from the wall of the house?

Source: Mike Fulton - Instructional Video

The Proof

Pythagoream Theroem & Baseball

Each time you tessellate the pattern, review which polygon you started with, what types of symmetry are present in the finished tessellation, and experiment with a variety of colors to see the different effectsgssd

Tessellation