Recognize and recall the names of some of the most common 3D objects with a digital memory game!
Name That 3D Shape!
Most elementary school students are familiar with the overarching concept of a 3D shape. After all, these objects are to be found everywhere in our immediate environments! Think of household items such as books, cans of soda, boxes of food, balls, and so on. But do they know the mathematical names of these familiar objects? Some students may, but the vast majority probably don’t!
That is why teachers must explicitly teach the mathematical names of these familiar objects. That’s where we can help!
Learn 3D Shapes With a Digital Memory Game
This engaging digital activity has been designed to support your students in identifying and naming familiar three-dimensional shapes. It works like the card game “Memory” (also known as “Concentration”) but without the added fuss of printing, cutting, and laminating!
Follow these simple directions to start playing our 3D Shapes Memory Matcher!
- Project the game onto your interactive whiteboard.
- Type the names of each player into the text box above the scoreboard.
- Start the slide show.
- Player 1 begins by clicking to uncover two cards of their choice. If the cards do not match, the player flips them back over and the next player has their turn.
- When a player gets a match, add a blue marker to their scoreboard by clicking one of their boxes.
- The player with the most blue markers after all cards have been matched is the winner.
The 3D shapes included in this activity include:
- Rectangular prism
- Square pyramid
- Triangular prism
- Hexagonal prism
- Pentagonal prism
- Triangular pyramid
Teaching 3D Shapes Has Never Been So Easy!
This 3D shapes interactive activity can be accessed simply by clicking on the Download button above.
If you’re looking for other resources to complement your teaching of this key mathematical concept, why not try some of the suggestions below?
Learn the names and properties of some common 3D shapes with this set of classroom anchor charts.
Learn the names of the most common 3D objects with this whole-class Bingo game.
Play this sorting game when learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.