Hay Bale Farmer

Does the shape of a hay bale affect profits? A practical instructional activity asks scholars to calculate the volume of both square and round bales of hay. They compare their results with hay prices to determine value.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite local farmers and have pupils present their findings to them
  • Have individuals create an infographic to communicate their information
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires previous work with calculating volumes of three-dimensional objects
Pros

  • Includes a worked-out solution guide
  • Provides all necessary materials
Cons

  • None