Students will be able to identify the five regular polyhedra (tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron) and describe basic characteristics about each. During the lesson, they will be asked to make comparisons between regular tessellations and the five special polyhedra. Using nets as blueprints, students will construct the five shapes and record the number of faces, edges and vertices. They will then look for a relationship between the number of faces, edges, and vertices. This lesson plan includes the objective, overview of the lesson, needed materials including the worksheet and nets, procedures, extensions and connections, resources, and ideas for discussion.


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