In yesterday's post we reviewed input-output tables and counting bills and coins. Today, in the third and final week of our review, we turn to the third reporting category in the assessed curriculum - Geometry and Measurement.
Describing 3D Shapes
Students have already learned a lot of formal geometric language before studying it again in the 3rd grade. Here's a short recap of the many terms that students should be familiar with.
With that in mind, try this geometry problem from a released STAAR test.
Students might think that they already know everything about four-sided shapes but in 3rd grade they start classifying them by attributes. When that begins, they soon learn some strange things - like the fact that all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares!
The problem below is not as easy as it seems. Think carefully before answering.
Correct Answers Here's a video you can use to check your answers.