Slice of a Cone

No matter how you slice it, this is an unparalleled resource. Scholars consider the two-dimensional cross section that results from horizontal slices of a cone. They also investigate how the height at which the slice is made affects the cross section.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in an actual cone to help kinesthetic and visual learners
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should have experience with cross sections of three-dimensional figures
  • Instructors may wish to have the class consider other three-dimensional figures in addition to cones
  • Provides a printable worksheet
  • Includes instructional implications to correct several different misconceptions
  • Sample responses in PDF version of rubric are difficult to read when printed at normal size
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