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Lesson 1: Recognizing Rectangular Prisms

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about 3-D geometry. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Explore the attributes of rectangular prisms.

Builds Upon

Student Book page 380

Instructions for Use

3D Solids allows students to identify and name common prisms.

To play “3D Solids” read the instructions on the opening screen and press the arrow above “Ready to Play” Click on two cards and try to match a picture of the 3D solid with the name.

Sorting 3D Shapes allows students to identify and name the attributes of common prisms.

To play “Sorting 3D Shapes” click on “open this resource”. It will open another window in your browser. Read the instructions and then click on the “Interactive whiteboard activity” link. Click on the “Activity” tab at the top of the screen to start the activity. Read the instructions and drag the shapes the fit the attribute into the box. Once you have placed all the shapes that fit that attribute into the box, click on “forward” at the bottom of the screen for a new attribute to work with. Click on the “Answer” tab in the top right of the screen to see the answers for all the attributes.