Quandaries and Queries TONYA AND HAILEY MY THIRD GRADERS TEACHER HAS SENT HOME HOMEWORK ASKING FOR THEM TO FIND REAL-WORLD OBJECT IN MANY DIFFERENTS SHAPES A FEW HAVE US STUMPED 1. HEXAGONAL PRISM (WE HAVE KNOBS OF SINK) WE ARE SUPPOESED TO HAVE 4 EXAMPLES 2. OCTAGONAL PRISM ( WE HAVE STOP SIGN ) 3. TRIANGULAR PRISM ( WE HAVE TENT, ROOFTOP, AND WIND CHIME) THE OTHER SHAPES ARE CONE, RECTANGULAR PRISK, CYLINDER, CUBE, SPHERE, SQUARE PRISM, HEMISPHERE, SQUARE PYRAMID, CYLINDER. WE HAVE EXAMPLES FOR ALOT OF THESE BUT NOT 4 EACH . i HOPE YOU CANE HELP US FIND MORE. Hi, A hexagonal prism is a solid object with congruent hexagons on the top and bottom and the sides parallelograms or rectangles. An example that you probably have is a pencil, they are usually yellow. Some pencils have a circular cross-section, these are examples of cylinders. Honeycomb is made of hexagonal prisms all packed together. A pup tent is a triangular prism. My favorite example of a triangular prism is a Toblerone chocolate bar. A cardboard box is a rectangular prism, and if the base is square it is a square prism. Looking around to see what shapes you have in your home. A roll of paper towels is a cylinder, a baseball is a sphere, a can of soup is a cylinder, maybe you have a candy dish that is a hemisphere. Inside your refrigerator door there might be indentations to hold eggs. These indentations are probably hemispheres. Some coffee filters are shaped like cones. I hope this helps, Penny