Finding the Pattern That Matches
What if we had to make our own flower pots? (planters)
1. Match patterns ( Geometric solids) to the real objects.
2. Identify line segments, folds, and vertices.
3. Tell the differences between carved surfaces and flat surfaces.
1. Geometric nets of solids.
2. Shoe boxes or milk cartons, cylindrical boxes that can be opened up.
3. Scissors, construction paper, rulers, pencils.
Organization: Whole class and group activities.
1. Review the vocabulary, points, line segments, vertices and faces with the whole class.
2. Point out these on the boxes.
3. Have students point out boxes that have
shape to the planters.
4. Open the boxes to show how the faces are organized to form the box. (Use words such as top, bottom, sides to identify the faces.)
5. In groups with the
, have students identify the nets or patterns that could be used to make each container.
Students could draw their own patterns and make solids for the display board.