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GEOMETRIC SOLIDS LESSON PLAN - WORKSHEET BEGINNING MATH
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LESSON PLAN - GEOMETRIC SOLIDS
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Lesson plan and worksheet on geometric solids, geometric
Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Special Education
Use appropriate geometric vocabulary to describe properties and attributes
of two- and three- dimensional figures.
Examine, recognize, name and explore the properties of geometric solids.
Identify geometric solids in the world around them.
Geometry, Solid, Sphere, Cylinder, Cone, Cube, Rectangular Prism, Triangular
Sets of wooden geometric solids
Physical models of a cube, cone, sphere, cylinder, rectangular prism, and
Venn Diagram Worksheet (see below).
1. In pre arranged cooperative groups, let students handle, examine and
discuss the physical characteristics of the wooden geometric solids.
2. Each group will cooperatively create a Venn Diagram based on the
geometric solids in front of them. Then they will be shared with the class.
This will be used to compare and contrast the solids.
3. As a class, generate a list of characteristics for each solid. Record the
information on a chart. (Ex: Which ones roll? Which have corners, sides and
4. Teacher will then display some physical models of geometric solids to the
class that are seen in the world around us on a daily basis. Students will
identify the names of the geometric solids. The teacher will then put large
name labels on the solid.
The students will bring in examples, draw or glue a picture and label two of
each type of geometric solid examples. They must be prepared to state where
this solid can be found in the real world.
In this lesson
students will be able to use appropriate geometric vocabulary to describe
properties and attributes of two and three dimensional figures. They will
also be able to recognize, name and explore the properties of geometric
solids. Finally, students will identify geometric solids in the world around
It is very important to use a variety of supplementary materials while
teaching new material to students in order to make the concepts
comprehensible. While teaching the activity, I would use hands-on
manipulatives, realia, pictures and visuals while teaching. These teaching
aids will assist all learners, especially ESL and ESE students, in
comprehending the materials.
First, wooden geometric solids would be hands-on manipulatives for students
to use. Hands-on learning helps all learners relate to the new information
better. Realia, real life objects, should be brought in to demonstrate to
students that items in your house or that you see daily are considered
geometric solids too. They have the similar attributes. Pictures of various
real-life buildings and items can be showed to the class of where these
geometric solids are seen daily. Lastly, while listing all of the physical
characteristics of each solid, we would make a detailed, visual chart as a
class. This will provide a better understanding when processing these
Overall, teachers must support every type of learner in their class. There
is a diversity of learners in each class and each learner has a different
type of learning style. Some, perhaps, may not even know the English
language. Making information comprehensible to all students is crucial and
all teachers should implement supplementary materials in their daily
Geometric Solids Worksheet
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