What do you call a twenty sided shape made out of equilateral triangles? You’ll find out in this BrainPOP movie as Tim and Moby introduce you to the wide world of polyhedrons! Learn how a polyhedron is formed, what the difference is between a polygon and a polyhedron, and why a sphere isn’t a polyhedron. Discover new names for pyramids and cubes, and learn some really long names for even more complicated figures! Find out about the five regular polyhedrons, and figure out which three polygons are used to make all five. Finally, learn who gave the name “Dice of the Gods” to the five regular polyhedrons. Anyone up for a game?
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the unifying principles of geometry. Students will identify pertinent questions related to geometry, answer student-generated geometry questions using BrainPOP resources, and share research findings. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »