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| Topic        = Sensorial
| Topic        = Sensorial
| Subtopic      = Visual Discrimination of Form
| Subtopic      = Visual Discrimination of Form
| Photo         = Geometric Solids.jpg
| image         = [[File:Geometric Solids.jpg|320px]]
| Level        = [[Primary]]
| Level        = [[Primary]]
| Age          = 3.5 - 6
| Age          = 3.5 - 6

Revision as of 20:37, 6 June 2010

Geometric Solids
Sensorial - Visual Discrimination of Form
Geometric Solids.jpg
Level Primary
Age 3.5 - 6
Prerequisites discrimination of form
Pink Tower
Knobbed Cylinders
Broad Stair
Materials Ten geometric solids:
rectangular prism
triangular prism
square based pyramid
triangular based pyramid

Use of this material makes the child familiar with 3 dimensional geometric shapes and teaches their names. This activity prepares the child for geometry.


Introduction to the solids

  1. Select three solids

Identification by touch alone

Introduction to the bases

Solids with bases

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions



Here is a site that sells geometric solids similar to this material. The price is quite reasonable, but they are a bit smaller and there is no ovoid available. The author of this blog points out that an ovoid might be easy to find in a craft store after Easter.