# Max Maths, Year 3, Practice, 3D shapes

In the 'Max Maths' Year 3 practice section on 3D shapes, students are initially encouraged to engage with the topic through a 'Let's Try It' activity. This activity involves looking at images of various 3D shapes and writing down their names. Four shapes are presented, labelled (a) to (d), and the students are tasked with identifying each one. This exercise serves as a warm-up to familiarize students with the three-dimensional figures they will be working with.

Following the identification task, the 'Let's Practise' section delves deeper into the properties of 3D shapes. Students are given a table to complete, where they must list the name of each shape and then specify the number of curved faces, the number of faces that are triangles, and the number of faces that are rectangles for each shape listed. The shapes included in this exercise are a sphere, cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone, pyramid, triangular prism, and hexagonal prism. This structured activity not only reinforces the names of the shapes but also helps students to understand and differentiate between their characteristics. For further practice and detailed explanations, students are directed to workbook (WB) pages 86 to 92.