Identify and describe two-dimensional figures that result from slicing three-dimensional figures.
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Visualizing the two-dimensional figures that result from slicing a three-dimensional figure can be challenging for some students. The following are two visual supports:
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Justine has a block of cheese in the shape of a square prism, as shown below.
She cuts the block in half.
What are two different two-dimensional faces that could result from Justine slicing the cheese in half?
A right rectangular pyramid is shown below.
Describe how the following two-dimensional figures can be created by slicing the pyramid.
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The following resources include problems and activities aligned to the objective of the lesson that can be used to create your own problem set.
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A cube is sliced with a single straight cut, creating a two-dimensional cross-section. Name 2 different two-dimensional shapes that could result from the slice, and explain or draw how they are created.
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