Pyramid Model

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Seeking to derive the formula for the volume of a square pyramid, geometry learners construct six square based pyramids that, when pieced together properly, form a cube. Two short videos demonstrate the relationship between pyramid and cube volumes. A nice worksheet is included for students to practice finding the volumes of various square pyramids around the world. The teacher's notes double as a lesson plan.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Learners engage in an activity that adds concreteness to the abstract formulas of geometry
Cons

  • Two worksheets that guide students in the creation of the square pyramid net and derive the folume formula for the square pyramid are not available in the free version
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