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Building with the Mind's Eye
Primary (Age 6 – 9)
Curriculum Goal
Primary: Geometry and Spatial Sense
Compose and decompose two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional figures.
Describe the relative locations of objects using positional language.
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Context
Students and the teacher sit on the floor in a circle.
Materials
Unifix cubes
Lesson
Instruct students to close their eyes.
Teacher constructs simple 3D figures using different coloured cubes and describes how to build the figure step-by-step.
Ask students to visualize what the figure looks like in their mind.
Teacher presents multiple unique figures, only one of which is the actual figure that was described.
Have students identify which figure they pictured and why the other figures are not correct given the description.
Look Fors
Can children follow the instructions and select the correct figure described?
Can children explain why the other figures are not correct?
Do children use positional language to describe the relative location of each cube?
Extension
See
Upside Down World
for next lesson.
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