Have you ever used marshmallows in your maths class?
Today, Grade 4 had a sweet morning! We made 3D shapes with marshmallows!
We used toothpicks to represent the edges and the marshmallows to represent the vertices. Ms.O’Dwyer gave us clues and we had to work out which object to make. Then we had to record its name, as well as how many faces, edges and vertices that shape had.
Sometimes it was difficult to work out whether to build a prism or a pyramid. The hardest shape was the one with 24 edges, which turned out to be an octagonal prism. It was also tricky because the shape was always unsteady. The best thing was that after we finished making and recording, we got to eat the marshmallows! It was a very yummy lesson.
By Kota & Hanson