Dec 23, 2012

Floating 3D Shapes

These floating 3D shapes were eagerly made by a small class of year 6 students. Whilst the majority of students worked independently on this project, I supervised a messier painting project (watch this space) that was happening in the small wet area to the side which they were completing in turns. Given a little more time, I think these 3D shapes would benefit from the inclusion of some background elements (there are some great examples on the blogs mentioned below). I'm certain I will be reusing this lesson again in the future. I first saw this idea on Gretchen's blog, via A Faithful Attempt, via Waunakee School. It's so cool seeing great ideas spread around the globe through the blogosphere!


  1. We all have a slightly differnt approaches and differnt outcomes. This is what makes this job so compelling for me. These are great, I'll be doing this lesson again too. Imaginations can have a ball. Merry Christmas.

  2. Thanks Gretchen, have a great Christmas too : )

  3. This is one of my favorite projects to teach, Joe. I have had great success teaching this to 4th and 5th graders. It's so great to see the lightbulb go on in a child's eyes when they finally get it!


  4. Hi Pat, yes those lightbulb moments are golden : )

  5. Thanks for the mention/link, Joe- much appreciated :)
    Agree with the above comments- such a fun and creative way to teach regular perspective and I'm always amazed by the unique solutions the students come up with. Your kids did a great job!

    Miss from 'a faithful attempt'