There are too many projects that I want to incorporate for teaching surface area and volume. I’m not sure yet how to pick and choose and adapt to best meet my students needs. Please share other good projects in the comments! I am writing this blog post as a way to list options for future reference:
Surface Area
Lisa Bejarano: Interactive notes Mr. Stadel: File Cabinet Kaplinsky: Foil Prank Miss Calcul8: Tin-Man Project |
Volume: Engaging Math: Volume of a Pyramid Tap into teen minds: Prisms & Pyramids, a 3- act task Fawn & NCTM: I am a Doughnut Kaplinsky: Gumball Machine Kaplinsky: Drug Money Kaplinsky: Cigarette Butts Yummy Math: Penny Wars Dan Meyer: You Pour I choose Dan Meyer: Meatballs Dan Meyer: Water Tank MARS: Calculating volumes of Compound objects Open Middle: Find 3 different cylinders that hold between 110 and 115 cu. ft. of water. Fawn: Listerine to Fuji water | Both Surface area & Volume: Mathalicious: Canalysis Kate Nowak: Spiky Door Piccini: Pop box Design & my post on how it went MARS: Evaluating statements about enlargements MARS: Designing Candy Boxes Mathalicious: Cheese that goes Crunch with these adaptations |
Lisa,
Love your blog. Trying to catch up. Thanks for sharing your ideas and teaching. I learn a lot here.
Teri Ryan
Thank you SO MUCH for your comment! I have a hard time keeping up with my own blog, let alone the blogs of others.
Hi Lisa — here is one more for you. 🙂 http://function-of-time.blogspot.com/2012/01/project-spiky-door.html
I did the Tin Man project last year and the kids (and admins) LOVED it!
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Solid resources! Thanks for sharing!
Here’s a project that my geometry team and I use related to the Traveler’s Tower in Hartford, CT. https://docs.google.com/document/d/18625xv9mkixQpd8_cacc2Xc5CaLbj5blEGK84PrVL94/edit?usp=sharing