Tuvalu/Maths/Cylinders and Prisms
Topic: Introducing Cylinders and Prisms
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
- differentiate a cylinder from a prism
- A cylinder-shaped food can (e.g. tin-fish)
- A prism-shaped object (or you could develop a paper prism)
1. Introduce by asking students what they know about cylinders/prisms.
- build from their repsonses by trying to make connections with the objects you have (i.e. tin-fish and your prism made object)
2. Make a clear description of the differences between a cylinder and a prism
- E.g. a cylinder has two round ends, a prism has two square ends, etc
Check their understanding by asking the question "how many cylinders and prisms you can find around your surrounding?" Let them make a list under two headings - one for 'cylinder' and one for 'prism'(e.g. the list may include under the cylinders "water tanks, a particular building, etc").