Linking Length, Perimeter, Area, and Volume
In this hands-on activity, young mathematicians explore the concept of ratios and proportions through the use an applet to manipulate two rectangles. They examine similarity and ratios between the two rectangles.
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Volume of Rectangular Prisms with Fractional Side Lengths
How much carpet goes on the floor and how much space will be available for storage in a game closet that they help design? With this task, collaborators use formulas for area and volume. They also complete a Venn diagram comparing these...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Areas of Geometric Shapes with the Same Perimeter
A triangle, square, hexagon, and circle all have a perimeter of one unit. Eighth graders must attempt to find the area of each and arrange them in order from least to greatest areas. A terrific task for applying four different area...
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Comparing Volumes of Cereal Boxes
Explore the deceptive world of food packaging with this fun math activity. Using prior knowledge about measuring the volume of three-dimensional figures, young mathematicians determine the difference between the volume of cereal boxes...
4th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Garden Grade 6 Area and Perimeter
Engage young mathematicians in applying their knowledge of area and perimeter with a fun geometry lesson plan. Through a series of problem solving exercises, children use their math knowledge to design different-sized garden plots that...
3rd - 6th Math CCSS: Designed
Areas and Volumes - 2D Shapes
Unfortunately for young mathematicians, the world isn't made entirely of parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids. After first learning the area formulas for these common shapes, young scholars apply this new knowledge to determine the...
3rd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable