A mathematics investigation about 3-D figures, embedded in a real-world context.
This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of 3-D figures.
In this investigation, students must use their knowledge and understanding of nets, prisms and pyramids to design and build a model of a toy robot. Throughout the investigation, they will:
- Draw a labeled, 2-D diagram of the design (drawn to scale), which shows the various features of the robot.
- Complete a materials matrix which explains which materials should be used for each part of the robot.
- Build a colored, 3-D model of the robot which shows what the finished product might look like.
- Design a persuasive poster to convince parents to buy the robot for their children.
This teaching resource includes:
- teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
- a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
- various planning worksheets and templates
- reflection questions.
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Resource name changed from '3D Shape' to '3D Objects'.
Change by Stephanie (Teach Starter) 5th Nov, 2017
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