Thursday, March 15, 2012

HOMEWORK 3-15-12

Tonight we will work on geometric solids some more.  Although it may seem easy, some of the children are still having difficulty naming the shapes, often calling a "cube" a "square" and a "rectangular prism" a "rectangle".  We are working on this skill daily and often play Shape Hunt in the classroom during calendar time.  When asked to find a rectangle, some students are bringing boxes or similar items.  Part of our study of geometry focuses on students knowing the difference between "plane figures" (flat shapes) and "geometric solids" (3D shapes).  You can play Shape Hunt at home by asking your child to bring you everyday examples of squares, triangles, rectangles, circles, cubes, rectangular prisms, cones, and spheres.  For a refresher, go to the Harcourt Math site and check out their online glossary (see instructions from last week's geometry homework).

For tonight, your child should play the IXL game entitled Relate Planar and Solid Figures.  Please have your child name each shape that is shown (not just the correct answer).  Ask questions about how they know that is the correct shape (students should name the number of sides, vertices/corners, faces, etc.).   Remember that IXL only allows a certain amount of practice time each day.

COMMENT BOX ASSIGNMENT:  In your home, find an example of a rectangular prism.  Have your child count the faces (6 flat sides), edges (12 "lines" where the faces meet), and vertices (8 corners where the edges meet).  Then, have your child trace each face of the rectangular prism on a sheet of paper.  Have him/her name each shape that was traced (there should be a combination of squares/rectangles or rectangles only).  In the COMMENT BOX, have your child do the following:

What object did you choose?
How many faces does it have?
How many edges does it have?
How many corners does it have?
When you traced your object, what shapes did you trace? (eg. I traced 2 squares and 4 rectangles)

To earn an extra marble or paper clip for your neighborhood, bring in examples of shapes.  PLEASE make these objects that we can keep for class activities and that we do not need to return.  Please do not bring large items (nothing larger than a shoe box).  Objects are due by Monday.  You may bring in more than one object, BUT EACH OBJECT MUST REPRESENT A DIFFERENT SHAPE (ie.  ONE square, ONE circle, etc.).

SHAPES TO BRING:  square, circle, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, cube, rectangular prism, cylinder, sphere

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blake -
rectangular prism
6 faces
12 edges
8 corners
I traced 6 rectangles

Anonymous said...

Grace Shoemaker chose a vhs video box.
It has 6 faces and 12 edges. It also has 8 corners. When I traced it I made rectangles.

Anonymous said...

Grace Shoemaker chose a vhs video box.

It has 6 faces and 12 edges. It also has 8 corners. When I traced the shapes they were all rectangles.

Anonymous said...

johnny

I traced a box of restaurant sized saran wrap. It had 6 faces. 12 edges. 8 corners. It had 2 squares and 4 rectangles.

Trafford Hill said...

We looked at our turtle's cage. It is a rectangular prisim. Trafford counted 6 faces. He counted 12 edges and 8 corners. He also pointed out 4 rectangular faces and 2 square faces.

Anonymous said...

Tyler Hissey

My stepdad's toolbox

It has 6 faces

It has 8 edges

It has 8 corners

It has 2 squares

It has 4 rectangles

Anonymous said...

It is a writeing cube and a book.The writing cube has 6 faces and the book has 6 faces.Both of the solids have 8 edges.The shape's that I made have 4 cornors.I traced 3 squar's and 1 rectangle. Gideon

Anonymous said...

Eathen:
What object did you choose? A crayon box with a top (Tissue box size but longer)
How many faces does it have?6
How many edges does it have?12
How many corners does it have?8
When you traced your object, what shapes did you trace? 4 rectangles

Anonymous said...

Chloe identified a box of checks as a rectangular prism.

6 faces
12 edges
8 corners
She drew 6 rectangles

Anonymous said...

sophie
I wrote my answers on paper. I will hand them in tomorrow. They will be in my folder.

Anonymous said...

I picked a box of paperclips.
It has six faces made of rectangles, 12 edges,and 8 corners.

Lily

Anonymous said...

Donovan

Raisin Box

6 faces
24 edges
24 corners

6 rectangles

Anonymous said...

Rectangular prism
1. 18 wheeler toy trailor
2. 6 faces
3. 12 edges
4. 8 corners

when he drew it he used 1 square and then 2 rectangles or paralellagrams and connected them

Kai

Anonymous said...

Kai
Rectangular prism
1. 18 Wheeler toy trailer
2. 6 faces
3. 12 edges
4. 8 corners

He drew 1 sqauare and 2 rectangles

Anonymous said...

Oatmeal Box:
Faces-(6)
Edges-(12)
Corners-(8)
I traced 6 rectangles
-Gavin

Video Game Case
Faces-(6)
Edges-(12)
Corners-(8)
I traced 6 rectangles.
-Ansley

Kristin said...

Great job! Just remember that when you trace your solid figure the number of faces should equal the number of sides you traced. Gideon and Eathen, you may want to examine your objects again. Have a super weekend!

Anonymous said...

Kaleb

Microwave oven
6 faces
12 edges
8 corners

4 rectangles, 2 squares