Explore the names and properties of some of the most common 3D shapes with this set of 8 puzzles.
Hands-On Activities for Teaching 3D Shape
Let’s face it… primary-aged students love hands-on learning! Students thrive when given the opportunity to work with a group of peers to complete a task or solve a problem. Puzzles are a great way to engage students in working together to reach a common goal!
Use these puzzles when exploring the names and properties of three-dimensional objects. Students must complete each puzzle by matching and connecting each shape’s name to its net, model, real-life example and properties.
Alternatively, you could use this resource to create a classroom display of three-dimensional objects and their features.
How to Use These 3D Shape Puzzles
Follow these easy steps to use this versatile Maths resource in your classroom.
- Print out your preferred file. Thick card is recommended.
- Place all puzzle pieces into a large envelope or zip-lock bag for safekeeping.
- Provide the puzzle pieces to the students. Have them work together to put the puzzles together.
The resource includes the following 3D object puzzles:
- square pyramid
- rectangular prism
- triangular pyramid
- triangular prism
Download Your Preferred File
This resource comes in two variations:
- Jumbled Puzzles – This version of the resource has been created with the puzzles already jumbled.
- Unjumbled Puzzles – This version of the resource has been created with all the correct puzzle pieces already in place.
Select your preferred version using the dropdown menu next to the Download button.
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