# Making Cross Sections of a Prism

Skill:

Describe cross-sectional views of three-dimensional figures.

# Making Cross Sections of a Prism

Create different types of cross sections by slicing a rectangular prism with a plane.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections. *

### Open-ended question 1

List the possible shapes of a cross section of a rectangular prism.

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### Open-ended question 2

What are some characteristics that are the same for every cross section of a prism?

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### Open-ended question 3

What do you notice about the shape of a cross section that is parallel to one of the faces of a rectangular prism?

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