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Create New Shapes From Existing Ones

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Create New Shapes From Existing Ones

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  • We'll learn how to put together 2D shapes to make new shapes.
  • We’ll also learn how to make 3D shapes from 2D shapes.
  • And we'll explore how this knowledge can help us make origami, quilts and even pizza!

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Level 1

[Hold up or draw six identical equilateral triangles.] How can you use these shapes to make a hexagon?

Level 2

[Hold up or draw four cubes.] How can you use these shapes to make a rectangular prism?

Level 3

Use the rectangular prism you made in the previous question. Make a second one just like it. How can you use the two rectangular prisms to make an even bigger rectangular prism?