This "secret message" activity will amuse your students and teach them about 3D Figures and their Properties.
This activity will help your students get ready for drawing nets and calculating the surface area. If they can't identify the figures or recognize their properties, then finding surface area will be impossible.
Directions: In each row, determine the bases, faces, or lateral faces, as specified. You may need to draw the 3D object, or the net, on a separate piece of paper. Circle the letter next to the greatest value in each row. The first one has been completed for you.
This activity starts with the basics (3D figures already drawn, count the faces) and moves to the complex (student has to draw the net or 3D figure and compare specific attributes).
At the end, read the message from top to bottom. It reads, "Geometry Star." (The other letters spell "Always Draw It").
And all you have to do is copy it! The prep is all done for you. It's easy to check. Just see if they found the secret message! It's up to you to determine how much work you require your students to show. Use it as group work, homework, enrichment, or extra practice.
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Thanks, and enjoy!