What better way to start the first week of school, but with three dimensional figures. Oklahoma hasn’t changed to common core, so our sixth grade math geometry skills say that they are to be able to compare and contrast rectangular pyramids and prisms, triangular pyramids and prisms, cones, and cylinders. Next year we go to common core standards, and I don’t believe three dimensional Figures are even a part of sixth grade skills.
Seeing all of the great ideas for math notebooks, I decided to incorporate these in my classroom as well. We started the lesson off with a flap book for some of the characteristics of three dimensional figures. We glued one of side of the flap book onto a page of our notebooks so that it looks like this…….
As we talked about three dimensional figures, I showed them an example of each using these models that I picked up from Lakeshore Learning Center last year.
I then gave them a copy of the prism/pyramid cut and paste activity that I made last year. On a couple of them, the students had to really know the characteristics in order to determine where to be placed. They pasted this in their notebooks behind the foldable.