A common core aligned geometry lesson curated and altered to support 21st century learning skills. Students will learn first about calculating the surface area of a polyhedra (they should have been exposed to this concept prior to this lesson but not completely necessary) and then draw and create a "net." Students will identify using key vocabulary, the necessary parts of the polyhedra and manipulate several virtual nets and shapes. Students will work in teams to create several paper versions of geometric shapes and finally after watching tutorials, make one in the Adobe product of their choice. Students will finalize their lesson and display their understanding of polyhedra in a final written essay, which should include a picture of their finished polyhedra.
Computers or laptops with Internet
Adobe Illustrator, Ideas, Photoshop and Digital Publishing Suite (Ideas/Sketch use iPads)
Materials: (Teacher use this site: http://www.senteacher.org/worksheet/12/NetsPolyhedra.html)
1. 4 sheets of the net of a cube
2. 4 sheets of the net of a tetrahedron*
3. 4 sheets of the net of an octahedron*
4. 4 sheets of the net of a dodecahedron
5. 4 sheets of the net of an icosahedron
6. 4 sheets of the net of a cuboctahedron
7. 4 pair scissors
8. Scotch tape
9. 1 bucket or basket to hold the materials during the project timePrinter for nets above and perhaps to print out essays, unless grading virtually.