Friday, March 6, 2009

Space Figures!

In math, students have started a unit on geometry.

Today students partnered up to build 3-dimensional figures. Each group was given edges (toothpicks) and colored vertices (clay).

How many faces?
How many edges?
How many vertices?

How many space figures you can name?


  1. Dear Mrs. Yollis

    I love how you came up with a great idea for fun Friday! Making our own 3-D shapes made it more fun to learn about them!:-)

    Taylor Snyder

  2. Dear Taylor S.,

    I'm glad you liked the projects. I think it will help students understand the difference between edges, vertices, and faces.

    It is hard to "see" the faces on the shapes because they are transparent! (Remember that word from our light unit?)

    Thanks for a great comment!

    Mrs. Yollis

  3. Dear class,

    I noticed that if you have a lunchbox, most of them are shaped as a rectangular prism. For the people that DO have a lunchbox, you're carrying a prism with you every day! Thanks for a great blog post!
    Your friend,

  4. Dear Lexi,

    Thanks for a great observation! The class loved hearing your comment...I read it when it came in!

    Perhaps other students will notice real-life space figures and will comment about them like you did!

    Mrs. Yollis

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    I do remember that word from that unit.Thanks for commenting back to me!

    Thank you,
    Taylor S. :-)

  6. Dear Mrs.Yollis,
    I think it is so cool how you made 3D shapes. What do you make the 3D shapes out of?

  7. We made the shapes out of clay and toothpicks!

    Mrs. Yollis

  8. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    Your class made the coolest space figures ever! The toothpicks you used for the edges helped me learn. I never knew the corners were called vertices.

    Kendall and Nick


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