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Investigating 3D shapes

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Last updated 16 March 2014, created 18 February 2012, viewed 31,254

A collection of resources to use for work on 3D shapes. - Templates to make 3D shapes 'trumps' cards recording number and shape of faces, number of edges and number of vertices. Use to create fact cards or as a game. - Worksheets to support the investigation of pyramids and prisms. - An ac More…tivity looking at different nets for cubes. - Investigating Euler's Formula for polyhedra: faces + vertices = edges +2

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  • Word documentActivity
    Cube Nets.doc (47kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    Exploring Eulers Formula.doc (192kb, Word document)
  • Word documentWorksheet
    Investigating Prisms.doc (30kb, Word document)
  • Word documentWorksheet
    Investigating Pyramids.doc (34kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    Shapes Trumps Cards.doc (98kb, Word document)
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Thank-you for a great resource.

from gingersal, 16 March 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Superb resources, thank you so much.

from Kevina1957, 03 February 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Brilliant shape investigations. Thanks

from spanishrob, 13 June 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent resources. thanku!

from kj_bate, 19 May 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Excellent resource, many thanks.

from t_alana7, 17 March 2013
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