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Teach Surface Area and Volume in the Most Engaging Way!
Build a Zarcon-proof home as a math activity that will provide tremendous advantages for engagement, for differentiation, and for mastery of concepts. This activity focuses specifically on surface area and volume using mathematical modeling.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Measurement: Finding Areas of Rectangles
Gardening geometers construct the formula for the area of a rectangle by viewing a video revolving around two young people, their lawn mowing business, and their need to charge by the square meter. A relevant real-life application lesson!
3rd - 5th Math 38 Views 230 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the relationship between perimeter and area. Learners input the area and perimeter for shapes on the Shape Explorer website, solve problems using geoboards, complete a worksheet, create a PowerPoint presentation, and take an online quiz.
3rd - 5th Math 34 Views 283 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Perimeter, Area, and Volume
After providing your learners with a pre-assessment, group learners by ability level. Groups develop and use strategies to find perimeter of regular or irregular shapes using string, paper clips, links, and other objects. They find the area using tiles or counting squares of regular and irregular shapes on a grid.
3rd - 5th Math 113 Views 762 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Practice: Measuring Angles and Using a Protractor and More!
Four fabulous worksheets are included in this resource, all having to do with the measurement of angles. On the first, anglers will use a protractor to determine the degrees of 10 different angles. An arc is drawn on each. On the second, six triangles are depicted for which learners measure various angles.
4th - 6th Math 118 Views 434 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
3-D Measurement Project
Go beyond flakes and bran and provide this fun and tasty activity that lets learners design and create their own cereal box. It's all about the box when your middle schoolers provide directions and a solution on how to calculate the surface area and volume where the usual breakfast activity is located on the back.
6th - 8th Math 16 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering the Formula for the Area of a Triangle
Most high schoolers are very familiar with the area of the triangle being equal to 1/2 base times the height. Here, they will develop and test their formula for the area of a triangle when given two adjacent sides and the included angle. After they develop their formula, they will use a dynamic geometry software system, such as Geometer's Sketchpad or GeoGebra to test their conjecture.
9th - 11th Math 25 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Setting the Stage With Geometry
Get your class thinking about geometry in their own bedrooms! Solving geometry challenges, individuals match words and definitions, find perimeter and area in their homes (rectangular, circular, and triangular), find circumference and area of welcome mats, use formulas to find surface areas and volumes of 3D shapes, and use a calculator to calculate the height of a can using the cylinder formula.
5th - 7th Math 87 Views 293 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learners divide a poster board so everyone gets the same amount of area to decorate. Youngsters talk about the different ways to divide a rectangle. They measure their lines to make sure that each piece is equal and then decorate their given piece.
2nd - 4th Math 3 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
While the instructional activity focuses on right triangles, this activity offers a great way to practice the area of all triangles through an interactive webpage. The activity begins with the class taking a square paper and cutting in in half; can they relate the area of the square to the right triangles?
6th - 9th Math 11 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Explore measuring various objects using square centimeters. Learners create various shapes using five centimeter cubes, calculate the area in square centimeters of different classroom objects, and discover who has the largest mouth, drawing a self-portrait of their open mouth.
3rd - 5th Math 13 Views 16 Downloads
Area and Perimeter
Students investigate area and perimeter of various shapes. In this area and perimeter of various shapes lesson, students record how area of shapes change when a dimension is doubled, halved, quartered, etc. Students make scatter plots of radii v.
9th - 12th Math 36 Views 220 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Geometry and Measurement
Young geometers explore relationships between units of measure and objects. Three activities provide varied opportunities to practice. Learners calculate the volume of two cylinders made by rolling a piece of paper vertically and horizontally (noting two different volumes with the same surface area).
K - 5th Math 16 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Circumference of a Circle and the Area of the Region it Encloses
Bring your math class around with this task. Learners simply identify parts of a given circle, compute its radius, and estimate the circumference and area. It is a strong scaffolding exercise in preparation for applying the formulas for the area and circumference of circles.
6th - 8th Math 5 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Finding the Area of Polygons
Third graders are exposed to finding the area of polygons by decomposing figures and recomposing them into rectangles. This strategy allows children to expand on their prior knowledge of constructing shapes by rearranging parts into squares.
2nd - 4th Math 63 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Find the Area of a Rectangle by Counting Unit Squares
Take the first step in teaching young mathematicians about area with the initial video in this five-part series. Beginning with a review of area and key terms related to area measurement, the instructor goes on to clearly model how to find the area of rectangles by counting unit squares.
8 mins 2nd - 4th Math 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Surface Area and Volume of Conics - Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres
This is a multi-faced unit that looks at circles, arcs, sectors, cylinders, cones, spheres, and hemispheres. The formulas for finding length, area, surface area, and volume are discussed with an eye towards an intuitive understanding. Vocabulary is also stressed.
8th - 11th Math 82 Views 340 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sugar Crystal Challenge
Blow your learners' minds with a sweet lesson plan on nanotechnology that uses sugar to demonstrate the difference nanoscale surface area makes in dissolving and crystal formation. Plenty of supportive background information is read to introduce the concepts, and then two activities are carried out.
3rd - 9th Math 56 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using Linear Equations to Define Geometric Solids
Making the transition from two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional solids can be difficult for many geometry students. This comprehensive instructional activity starts with writing and graphing linear equations to define a bounded region and calculating the areas and perimeters of the space.
9th - 11th Math 64 Views 39 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Measuring the Area of a Circle
When mathematical errors happen, part of the learning is to figure out how it affects the rest of your calculations. The activity has your mathematicians solving for the area of a circular pipe and taking into consideration any errors that may happen with measuring.
6th - 8th Math 20 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed