5F are coming to the end of their learning on 3-D shapes and today investigated nets. The task was to create a net of a 3-D shape with a partner.
The skills learnt were:
- identifying the specific properties of the 3-D shape each pair were given
- visualising how each face would look as a net and how it would join together
- using a reasoned approach to draw the net
- carefully cutting it out and checking the end product
- trying again if it didn’t work by fixing any mistakes
Accuracy was key!
We also used the klixi to try and build some complicated 3-D shapes such as a dodecahedron and an octahedron.
I was impressed with the children’s use of the 6Rs in this lesson – particularly their reasoning and resourcefulness.
Here are some photos – as you can see we investigated lots of different 3-D shapes and their nets.