Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Exploring 2D and 3D shapes

In math, we have shifted our learning to geometry. Students are eagerly exploring two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes in many different ways. We created a large Venn diagram to compare and contrast these two types of shapes. Similarities include they both have length, height and straight edges. Important differences include 3D shapes have width and "faces" while 2D shapes are flat and do not have faces. We have spent lots of time putting shapes together to make new shapes, drawing 3D shapes (which gets easier with practice!) and using iPad apps to manipulate 2D shapes into different designs. Invite your child to further describe the attributes of 2D and 3D shapes and to find examples of both in your house!

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