Level 2 /3
- draw plan, front, and side views of objects;
- represent and describe the results of reflection, rotation, and translation on shapes or patterns;
- sort two- and three-dimensional shapes (including prisms), considering given properties simultaneously and justifying the decisions made;
First we had to find different shapes in our classroom, school environment and name them.
After that we had to identify some of the properties of 2D and 3D objects. In our problem solving groups we had to sketch these objects and point out the different features like faces and edges.
Next we made a math vocabulary wall and discussed the meaning of different words. Then we had to make 3D shapes out of toothpicks and gummy bears. In our problem solving groups we came with some questions and tried to answer these questions using our vocabulary wall and further discussions.
Then in our problem solving groups using nets we had to make shapes and then record all the key features and name of the shape on an A3 piece of paper. We shared our findings with the class.
After that we had to use reflection, rotation, and translation on different shapes and draw these discussing the language as a class. Then we had to make a piece of artwork to represent reflection, rotation, and translation.