# Face painter: predicting faces

TLF ID L1070

Identify polygons on a range of prisms and polyhedra such as a cuboid, square pyramid or hexagonal prism. Picture in your head all sides of a solid. Estimate how many faces of each shape the object has. Rotate it to see and paint all of its faces. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students see the relationship between 2D figures and 3D objects.
• Students identify 2D regular shapes.
• Students visualise what is unseen in the 3D object.
Educational value
• Requires students to visualise and estimate the number of each different 2D shapes making up the faces on a 3D object.
• Enables students to identify 2D shapes (equilateral and isosceles triangles, squares, rectangles, parallelograms, trapeziums and hexagons)) on the faces of 3D objects.
• Enables students to rotate a 3D object.
• Enables the student to paint faces within a 3D object.
• Encourages cross checking of the estimate with the solution.
Year level

3

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
Concept
• Mathematics/Geometric properties
• Mathematics/Equivalence
• Mathematics/Polygons
• Mathematics/Polyhedra
• Mathematics/Pattern perception
• Mathematics/Shape perception
• Mathematics/Spatial patterns
• Mathematics/Visualisation
• Mathematics/Comparative language
Skill
• Knowledge;
• Comprehension;
• Application;
• Analysis
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Experiment;
• Analysis;
• Modelling;
• Estimation
Learning design
• Experiential learning;
• Independent learning;
• Problem solving;
• Visual learning

#### Other details

Contributors
• Technical implementer
• Script writer
• Name: Erica Dale
• Organisation: Tungaroo Software
• Address: Manly NSW 2065 Australia
• Subject matter expert
• Name: Jenni Way
• Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
• Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

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