Introduce students to 3 dimensional shapes in a hands on way! Students can sort picture cards or shape manipulatives (Lakeshore Learning Store has a fantastic set) on 7 different sorting mats. Copy them or print in color and laminate.
Color and black and white shape pictures included.
-Sorting 2D and 3D shapes
-Sorting shapes by attribute: faces vs. curved surfaces on a venn diagram
-Sorting shapes by attribute: rolls vs. doesn’t roll
-Sorting shapes by shape of their faces (2 mats)
-Sorting shapes by number of corners/vertices
-Sorting shapes by number of edges
-I spy 3D shapes in the environment
-3D Shape Attribute Table
-Identifying 3D shapes
These are great whole class activities or for use as a math center. Some of the printables could be used as homework. There are enough options that you could decide to match activities/printables with students to differentiate your instruction.
*I included one mat using the word vertices and another option using the word corners so you can choose which correlates to your math program.