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Stacking Shapes Into Prisms

Stacking Shapes Into Prisms
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This worksheet, designed in line with the elaborations from the national curriculum, help students visualise prisms as a stack of 2D shapes. This will be helpful later on in the unit when they begin to think about the cross-section of shapes caused by cutting.

This worksheet is part of a larger unit designed to enhance understanding of 3D shapes for students in Year 6.

Curriculum Codes

AC9M6SP01 9

Compare the parallel cross-sections of objects and recognise their relationships to right prisms

ACMMG140 8.4

Construct simple prisms and pyramids


Construct simple prisms and pyramids

MA3-1WM old

Describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions

MA3-14MG old

Identifies three- dimensional objects, including prisms and pyramids, on the basis of their properties, and visualises, sketches and constructs them given drawings of different views

MA3-2DS-01 new

Investigates and classifies two-dimensional shapes, including triangles and quadrilaterals based on their properties

MA3-3DS-01 new

Visualises, sketches and constructs three-dimensional objects, including prisms and pyramids, making connections to two-dimensional representations



You may want to do a demonstration of this idea by stacking flat 2d shapes (playing cards, coins) into a 3D object.

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