Make a Roof - 1st Grade

Today 1st graders at St. Raymond learned to turn 2D geometric nets into 3D prism shapes. We used eyelets or tape to bind the shapes together as the triangles overlapped. The order of operations was somewhat forgiving, but we did stay on task. A common mistake for some of the students was to punch the holes when the triangles were not fully overlapping. Students had to work in pairs and concur on each step before proceeding. At the end of the day we were able to take what we learned about screws last week and apply that to making a classroom string of roof shapes to give to their 1st grade teachers.

 Following a series of steps takes us from a 2D drawing to a 3D prism shape. At St. Raymond we pick up new tools very early so we can imagine a wider variety of solutions to problems we see in the world.

Following a series of steps takes us from a 2D drawing to a 3D prism shape. At St. Raymond we pick up new tools very early so we can imagine a wider variety of solutions to problems we see in the world.