Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) 7 resources related to the following standard:
Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
3. Describe the two-dimensional figures that result from slicing three-dimensional figures, as in plane sections of right rectangular prisms and right rectangular pyramids.

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This interactive Java applet allows users to explore many types of polyhedra including the Platonic and Archimedean solids, as well as prisms and pyramids among other more advanced shapes. The shape can be rotated and viewed as a solid or a frame. Other tabs allow the user to use slider bars to animate cutting, unfolding to form nets, and other modeling options including truncating the shape. A link is also provided for a printable net of the shape. The resource loads on PC's only.
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Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+