Monday, November 14, 2011

Exploring with Solid 3D Shapes

Last week, we split into three groups and used our imagination in building with various sizes of cubes, cylinders, cones and spheres. The class worked as a team to try different combinations to see what shapes would stack on each other. Afterwards, we discussed the successes and challenges they found when working with these shapes.

A few of their observations were:
  • The sphere would not stay on top of the stack and it could not be a bottom piece.
  • The cone would stay on top, but no other shape could go above it.
  • The 1/2 sphere would stay on top, but most shapes fell off when we would try to stack a shape on top of it.

No comments:

Post a Comment