# 3-D Figures Math Investigation – Make Me a Radical Robot!

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A mathematics investigation about 3D objects, 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'.

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