First make 6 paper sticks, all the same length, by rolling paper tightly round pieces of string and securing with sticky tape. Then make a rhombus by tying together 5 sticks to make 2 equilateral triangles. Use the rhombus and the one remaining stick to make a shape with […]
Make 6 paper sticks, all the same length, by tightly rolling a piece of paper around a piece of string and securing it with sticky tape. If you have not made paper sticks before see the video: https://youtu.be/iaJ6EitIGKU
A tetrahedron (plural tetrahedra) is a solid with four triangular faces. How many different tetrahedra can you make using the four different types of triangle shown in the diagram if you have an unlimited number of each type?
Type R are right angled isosceles triangles with sides a, a and b units.
This practical activity involves making a skeletal model of an icosahedron by tying together sticks made from paper rolled tightly around pieces of string. Make 6 rhombuses as shown with 5 sticks for each one.
Describe 3D objects that could have made these shadows. There is more than one answer for each shadow.
Can you draw different shadows that could be made by the same objects?
What sort of shadows […]
In these activities you will investigate the properties of prisms and pyramids. Full instructions are given as to how to roll scrap paper tightly around string to make paper sticks and tie the string together at the vertices to make ‘skeleton’ 3D polyhedra. There are activities for teachers to engage with together […]
A tetrahedron and an octahedron, both have equilateral triangular faces.
Imagine dipping the large cube into a pot of yellow paint so the whole outer surface is covered. What is its surface area?
Now imagine breaking the […]
How many faces, edges and vertices does a cube have?
Here are the nets of 9 solid shapes.
Each net has been cut into 2 pieced like the net of the cube.
Can you see […]