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Acquisition Lesson


Topic: 7.5 and 7.6 3-D Shapes

Essential Question:
What are characteristics of 3D shapes?
Objectives & Assessment:
Given a 3D shape, the students will sort the object into the correct category.
Formative Assessment: Math Boxes
Activating Strategy:
Mental Math
Use base-10 blocks to show various numbers. Have students write the number on
their slates. Have the students circle the number in the tens place.
Have students represent a number in base ten blocks.
Math Message
With a partner explain the differences between 2D and 3D shapes. Look at the
examples shown and determine how they are similar and how they are different.
As a class create a Venn diagram on how they are similar and how they are
Teaching Strategy:
3D Shapes
Faces Chart
3D Shapes/ Pictures Sort and Mats
Attribute Blocks
Part 1: Teaching the Lesson
1. Characteristics
a. As a class identify all 6 3D shapes: cylinder, cube, rectangular prism, cone,
sphere, and pyramid.
b. Explain that a cube is also a rectangular prism.
c. Discuss the characteristics of each shape and how they are similar and
2. Faces
a. Explain that faces of a 3D shape are the flat sides.
b. Look at the 6 3D shapes and identify the different types of shapes a face
can be.
c. After examining the 6 shapes use a chart to determine the number of faces
and the shape of each face.
3. Sort 3D Shapes
a. As a group, students will sort 3D shapes that can be found in real life. The
students will sort the objects into cylinders, cones, spheres, and rectangular
b. There will be both pictures of 3D objects and physical objects to be sorted.
c. Students will work together to sort the correct item onto the correct mat.
Part 2: Ongoing Learning and Practice
1. ID 3D Shapes Journal pg. 147
a. Students will work independently to write the name of the correct shape
under each picture.
b. Students will get checked and then work on number scrolls.
Summarizing Strategy:
Attribute Train

1. Have students play with a partner. The first player puts down one attribute block.
2. The next player puts down a second attribute block that is only different in one
way- in shape, size, or color- from the first block.
HW: Home Link 7.5
Math Boxes 7.5
Students will work in small groups to allow for peer assistance.
The words cylinder, cube, cone, rectangular prism, sphere, and pyramid will be
labeled next to a picture on the board to help with language acquisition.
CC.2.4.1.A.4Represent and interpret data using tables/charts.
CC.2.3.1.A.1: Compose and distinguish between two- and three-dimensional
shapes based on their attributes.