Sphere Dressing

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Geometric design makes a fashion statement! Challenge learners to design a hat to fit a Styrofoam model. Specifications are clear and pupils use concepts related to three-dimensional objects including volume of irregular shapes and surface area. Scholars explore geometry while using their creative side!

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use different sizes of spheres for each group to ensure unique results
  • Ask pupils to record dimensions of each of figure used and the surface area and volume of the hat
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity requires the following materials: styrofoam sphere, rulers, tape measures, protractors, string, compasses, tape, glue, scissors, and construction paper
Pros

  • Resource is a collaborative activity that requires teamwork and multiple roles
  • Provides suggestions for differentiation and adaptations for multiple levels of learners
Cons

  • None