I'm training to be a teacher and I am doing a maths lesson later next week. The topic is geometry, the students are 12-year-olds. More concretely, I've been given a selection of exercises that I may use if I wish so. For example:
Exercise text: This has been built according to the plan given. Draw all 4 side views.
Exercise text: For a given cube building you find here two side views and the view from above. Which of the following plans fits all three views?
My guess is that the goal of this lesson is to train mental rotation.
I have come up with an exercise where first each student builds one of these cube houses, then draws the side views and then I pair up the students. One gives the views to the other who has to try and build it, then they switch roles.
Does anyone have any better more fun ideas for a lesson?