Connecting Surface Area to NetsGrade/Subject:
Students will be able to identify and classify 3-dimensional figures based on theirattributes.
Students will be able to create nets that match geometric solids.
Standards Addressed:Math Standards:
5.3.1 Describe, classify, and draw representations of three-dimensional figures.
5.3.2 Determine the area of triangles and quadrilaterals; determine the surface area andvolume of rectangular prisms in various contexts.
INET NETS Standards:
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects,solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools andresources.
The purpose of this lesson is to help students describe, classify, and compare 3-dimensional shapes and understand how these skills are use in the real world.
The lesson will take place within the classroom setting. Students aregrouped in fours or fives (all mixed ability groups). I will be using my computer to projectimages of three-dimensional images, along with the ENO board. However, the ENO board often
doesn’t work. If this happens, the projector will still be used and Ex
po markers will be usedinstead. In addition, students will have a series of hands-on math manipulatives, along withdigital tools..
Description of Learners:Entry Behaviors:
Students are fairly successful with area in perimeter with two-dimensionalfigures. In fourth grades, they had some exposure to nets, but did not master the concept.
Prior to this unit, most students are able to identify common three-dimensional figures, such as cubes, spheres, and rectangular prisms.