Lesson Plan: Polyhedrons and Nonpolyhedrons Mathematics • 5th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to define and identify polyhedrons and nonpolyhedrons, identify bases of shapes, and name polyhedrons according to the shapes of their bases.


Students will be able to

  • classify 3D shapes as polyhedrons or nonpolyhedrons,
  • classify prisms and name them by the shapes of their bases,
  • classify pyramids and name them by the shapes of their bases.


Students should already be familiar with

  • properties of 3D shapes.


Students will not cover

  • nets of 3D shapes.

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