# Making Cross Sections of a Pyramid

Skill:

Describe cross-sectional views of three-dimensional figures.

# Making Cross Sections of a Pyramid

Create different types of cross sections by slicing a pyramid 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 pyramid.

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### Open-ended question 2

What is the shape of a cross section of a rectangular pyramid that is parallel to its base? What happens when you slice the pyramid farther away from the base, keeping the cross section parallel to the base?

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