Mathematics / Year 6 / Measurement and Geometry / Shape

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Construct simple prisms and pyramids (ACMMG140)

Elaborations
  • considering the history and significance of pyramids from a range of cultural perspectives including those structures found in China, Korea and Indonesia
  • constructing prisms and pyramids from nets, and skeletal models
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Prisms,  Pyramids (Polyhedrons)

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reSolve: Authentic Problems: Pyramids in a Box

This sequence of four lessons focuses on working with solids and their nets. The lessons provide opportunities for students to work flexibly as they construct simple prisms and pyramids from nets they have created. Students record their mathematical thinking as they work through iterations to refine a box that has the least ...

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Prisms and pyramids - years 5 and 6

This is a website providing four activities to develop students' familiarity with three-dimensional shapes, in particular prisms and pyramids. The resource focuses on assisting students to use geometrical language to describe prisms and pyramids, understand their properties and construct geometrical models. The activities ...

Teacher resource

Construction of prisms and pyramids

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that refers to the construction of prisms and pyramids from the Australian Curriculum for year 6 students. It contains material on prisms and pyramids including their properties and their construction from nets. There are pages for both teachers and students. The ...

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Viewfinder: backwards glance [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. The original ...

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Cubirocks are measured!

Help three cuboid characters to estimate the volume of cube-shaped rocks made by a special volcano in 'Cubiland'. Each character uses a different measuring unit: small, medium-sized or large. Use a measuring cube to help estimate the volume of different 'cubirocks' made up of cubes. Complete a data table. Volumes range ...

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Cubirocks galore!

Help two cuboid characters to estimate the volume of cube-shaped rocks made by a special volcano in 'Cubiland'. Each character uses a different measuring unit: medium-sized or large. Use a measuring cube to help estimate the volume of different 'cubirocks' made up of cubes. Complete a data table. Volumes range from 1 unit ...

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Viewfinder: all angles [ESL]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. One of ...

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Viewfinder [Flash player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. Progress ...

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Nets of three-dimensional solids

This is a five-page HTML resource about solving problems with nets of three-dimensional solids. It contains one video and three questions, two of which are interactive. The resource discusses and explains solving problems with nets of three-dimensional solids to reinforce students' understanding.

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Viewfinder: flip side [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. The original ...

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Viewfinder: up front [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. View ...

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Working it out!

See how small a cubic centimetre looks when compared with a cubic metre (100 cm x 100 cm x 100 cm). Then estimate the volume of cuboids, such as a packet of food and a tool box. Rotate a 3D grid to help you work out dimensions in centimetres. First work out the area of the base. Then multiply your answer by the height to ...

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Cubirocks go!

Help three cuboid characters estimate and compare the volumes of cube-shaped rocks made by a special volcano in 'Cubiland'. Each character uses a different measuring unit: small, medium-sized or large. Notice that if 8 medium cubes and 27 small cubes fill a large cube that this ratio can be applied to all 'cubirocks'. Use ...

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Inside a cubic metre

Watch a demonstration of the size of a cubic metre (100cm x 100cm x 100cm). See how small a cubic centimetre looks when compared with a cubic metre. Work through a series of questions about the length, width and height of a cubic metre. Work out area of layers within a cubic metre. Use multiples of 100 to calculate volume. ...

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Viewfinder: all angles [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. One of ...

Interactive resource

Viewfinder: flip side [ESL]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. The original ...

Interactive resource

Viewfinder: up front [ESL]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. View ...

Interactive resource

Viewfinder: backwards glance [ESL]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. The original ...