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Geometric Solids
Sensorial - Visual Discrimination of Form
Level Primary
Age 3.5 - 6
Prerequisites discrimination of form
Pink Tower
Knobbed Cylinders
Broad Stair
Materials Ten geometric solids:
sphere
cube
cone
cylinder
ovoid
ellipsoid
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.

Presentations

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

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Material