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Geometric Solids and Their Properties

Explore geometric solids and their properties with these interactive tools, beginning with an introduction to the faces of basic polyhedra; counting the number of faces, edges, and corners (vertices) in various solids; discovering Euler's Formula; constructing physical models of geometric solids; and identifying which geometric solids can be made from given nets.
Contributed by: Illuminations; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Author
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Developing Geometric ConceptsThis collection helps educators determine best practices for developing their students’ geometric thinking about shape and space. The resources include research and expert commentary about children’s capacity for understanding geometric concepts, as well as teaching suggestions and activities that can be used in the classroom.
Math TopicGeometry
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeInteractive Media, Unit of Instruction

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorIlluminations; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Author
    • Publication Date2000
    • Rights© 2000 - 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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