3D Shapes - Prisms and Pyramids

Today we are looking at 3D shapes, and in particular, Prisms and Pyramids. Work your way through the activities below, answering the questions and exploring the websites. Have fun and remember to ask for help if you need it.
Prism_pic_1.jpgPART 1: Prisms
1. Click on the hyperlink to open the interactive website:

Exploring Prisms

2. Read the information about Prisms and write a definition for a prism in your math book.
3. Explore and play with the interactive prisms. See how many faces, vertices and edges each type of prism has.
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i) Triangular Prism Prism_pic_3.png
ii) Rectangular Prism
iii) Pentagonal Prism
iv) Octagonal Prism

4. Make a list of 6 objects which are prisms. Try to include one of each type of prisms.
5. Draw a net for one of these objects. Use the website to help you with this.



PART 2: Pyramids
1. Click on the hyperlink to open the interactive website:

pyramid.gif

Exploring Pyramids


2. Read the information about Pyramids
i) What is meant by congruent?
triangular_pyramid.gif

ii) Where is the apex of a triangular pyramid?
3. Explore and play with the interactive pyramids. See how many faces, vertices and edges each type of pyramid has.i) Triangular Pyramid
ii) Rectangular Pyramid
iii) Pentagonal Pyramid
iv) Hexagonal Pyramid
hexagonal_pyramid.png


4. Make a list of 3 objects which are pyramids. Try to include one of each type of prism! Draw a net for one of these objects. Use the website to help you with this.