In this unit, this pack includes everything you need for an entire unit. This pack includes whole group, small groups and independent resources. These resources can be used for introducing, during teaching of, reviewing and assessing geometry 3D solids. In this unit, lesson plans with mini-lessons, center activities and an interactive page are available for each week of instruction.
Solid figures included in the pack are…
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First, follow these lesson plans or use the ideas to supplement your curriculum. There are 3 weeks or 15 lesson plan ideas to cover Geometry 3D solids.
In addition, use this poster to teach learners different 3D shapes during your lessons.
Also, post these cards on the math wall during the unit to refer to as new words are introduced. Shape and geometric vocabulary are available to introduce to learners.
To start, use these poems to introduce the solids to your learners. The beginning of the poem shares attributes that can be talked more about in whole group. In addition, the ending of the poem provides real life examples of the solids in our world.
During this unit, have learners complete an interactive notebook page after they are introduced to a solid figure. Working together, complete the information and glue into the interactive math notebook.
Storytelling or Read Aloud
During each week of instruction, use the included story or read aloud lesson. These lessons are included to introduce your learners to a real-life situations that involve solids. Use the materials listed in the description and have your learners help you solve the problem or elaborate on a story.
Each shape lesson comes with a read-aloud text to share with your learners. Next, introduce your learners to the solids poem. After that, have learners make the solids using playdough, WikkiStix or small manipulatives. Futhermore, at the end of the lesson, discuss the characteristics of each solid.
Finally, end each week by exploring the solids with groups or partners. Follow the directions and use the resources provided for these review activities. Activities include a Solid Camera to document solids found in the school, a KWL chart to compare two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures and a class book to create and add to your classroom library.
Math Center | Solid Clip Cards
During this center, have learners clip the solid of the real-life object.
Math Center | Solid Sorting
With this activity, have learners sort the pictures onto the correct solid mat.
Math Center | Solid Matching
Together in partners, have learners go solid shopping by matching the shopping carts by their solid.
Math Center | Solid Pocket Chart
During this activity, have learners match the pictures to the correct solid on a pocket chart.
Math Center | Solid Write the Room
In this activity, have learners look around the room for solid and draw the correct solid on their page.
Math Center | Solid Puzzles
During this center, have the learners match the solid puzzles.
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