Lesson Plan

Geometry and Volume

The history of math is fascinating! Utilize a woodcut primary source image from 1492 and posters from the 1930s to help geometers apply their volume-calculation skills to real-life questions. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have kids find other primary source images that could warrant a volume calculation
Classroom Considerations
  • It would be best to have a large projector or interactive whiteboard to show the primary source images to the entire class
  • Creates a practical application for calculating volume of three-dimensional shapes
  • Encourages kids to think about options for pursuing math professionally, and how they have changed since the early twentieth century
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