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2. Identify the shape of the faces (FP)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.B.6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7
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Lesson objective: Identify the shapes used to make up a three-dimensional figure.

This lesson prepares students to work with volume of three-dimensional figures. Images of three-dimensional figures are used here because it supports students ability to understand the structure of a three-dimensional figure from a two-dimensional image. This work develops students' understanding that prisms have faces other than rectangles.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 4 Model with Mathematics as they distinguish between faces and bases of three-dimensional figures.

Key vocabulary:

  • base
  • face
  • prism
  • three-dimensional figure
  • two-dimensional figure


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