Surface Area and Volume

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Who knew there were pyramids in China? Learners apply surface area and volume formulas to several different real-world situations. They calculate the volume and surface area of an aquarium, an ice cream cone, and Egyptian and Chinese pyramids.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Team up with a social studies teacher for the lesson on the pyramids
Classroom Considerations
  • One of the activities requires different sizes and types of ice cream cones
  • Pupils should have experience using surface area and volume formulas
  • Gives suggestions on how to monitor responses
  • Includes strategies for differentiating each lesson

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