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3D Objects and Their Properties - Puzzle Match-Up Activity

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8 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grade: 5

A set of 8 match up puzzles to use in the classroom when exploring the properties of 3D objects.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom when exploring the properties of three-dimensional objects.

Print, cut and laminate the pieces of each puzzle. In small groups, or independently, students complete each puzzle by matching and connecting each shapes’ name to its net, model, real life example and other features.

Alternatively, use this resource as posters to create a classroom display of tree-dimensional objects and their features.

This resource includes the following puzzles:

  • Square Based Pyramid
  • Sphere
  • Rectangular Prism
  • Cube
  • Cone
  • Triangular Pyramid
  • Triangular Prism
  • Cylinder.

A set of jumbled puzzles has been provided in this download.

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  NSW Curriculum alignment

  • MA2-14MG

    Three-DimensionalSpace - makes, compares, sketches and names three-dimensional objects, including prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones and spheres, and describes their features

  • MA2-15MG

    Two-DimensionalSpace - manipulates, identifies and sketches two-dimensional shapes, including special quadrilaterals, and describes their features

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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  • It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration. These lessons may be taught as a complete unit of work, or they may be taught individually as stand-alone lessons. The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class. Teachers are encouraged to collect samples of students’ work throughout the unit to reflect their learning journey.

    by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Jun 18th, 2018

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