Lesson plan

Compare the two dimensional cross-sections formed by slicing three dimensional right prisms and pyramids by sorting qualities of the cross-sections

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.A.3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/7/G/A/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7

You have saved this lesson plan!

Here's where you can access your saved items.

Content placeholder

or to view additional materials

You'll gain access to interventions, extensions, task implementation guides, and more for this lesson plan.

Big Ideas: Cross-sections formed from slices depend on the number of sides that are intersected during the cut. There more opportunities to create different shaped cross-sections when slicing diagonally, based on the different angles that can be achieved. This lesson focuses on comparing the different cross-sections that are formed by slicing a three-dimensional solid. Students will use their knowledge of slicing figures vertically, horizontally, and diagonally to explain the cross-sections that can be formed. Students will expand on this knowledge by comparing the different cross-sections that are formed. Vocabulary: two-dimensional, three-dimensional, slice, pyramid, prism, face, apex, horizontal, vertical, diagonal. Special Materials: Clay and cutting tools (optional)