Exploring 3D shape in Maple Class – 02.12.20

We have had so much fun exploring the properties of 3D shapes. We have become much more confident in naming cubes, cuboids, pyramids, cylinders, cones and spheres and have now started to look at how many faces each shape has and what shape the faces are. We printed the faces by dipping the 3D shapes in paint. There were a few surprises, especially when some of us rolled a cylinder and discovered one of the faces was a rectangle.

We also challenged ourselves to make some 3D shapes using card. We took apart a cube and it revealed a T shape with 6 square faces. Lots of us then cut a T shape and folded it into a cube. It was a fiddly job, but we didn’t give up. We also made cylinders and cones.