Curriculum – Geometry and Spatial Sense
For students to sort, classify twodimensional shapes and threedimensional figures by attributes; recognize symmetry; relate shapes to other shapes, designs, and to figures; and describe location using positional language.
Context
Students and the teacher begin by sitting on the floor in a circle.
Materials
 Unifix cubes – enough for all the students to use
Lesson
Introduction

Teacher construct simple 3D figures using different coloured cubes.

Teacher describes how to build the figure stepbystep.
Lesson

Students were asked to visualize what the figure would look like.

Teacher asks everyone to picture the figure in their mind and to describe it for the class.

Teacher then presents a picture of multiple unique figures, only one of which is the actual figure that was described.
Closure

Students are asked to identify which figure they had pictured and reason about how some of the options couldn’t have been what was described.
See Upside Down World for next lesson.