This photocopy masters book is designed to
complement the spatial math component of the curriculum. It provides a basic
introduction to new concepts as well as activities that will consolidate the
skills and ideas associated with 2D and 3D shapes.
The book contains a set of networks for
constructing models of prisms, pyramids and various polyhedra. Ideally, these
nets should be copied onto card to allow students to make a solid shape that
will last for the duration of this unit of math.
Specific activities include identifying
traversable networks, studying the properties and features of 2D and 3D shapes,
exploring reflectional and rotational symmetry, looking at cross sections of 3D
shapes and creating tessellations with a number of regular and irregular 2D
It is intended that the activities be completed
sequentially as certain learning concepts need to be mastered in order to
complete some of the later activities. Also, it is assumed that the ideas in
this book will be explored in class prior to completing the activities as they
are not designed as a complete math program.