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A look at a project in an AP Calculus class at the culmination of of the volume unit. Students will take everyday objects and find the volume using calculus formulas and regressions from statistics while comparing to science content.


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


volume line of best fit disk method statistics linear regression



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Update Standards?

MA.11-12.5.A: Mathematics

Create and analyze tabular and graphical displays of data using appropriate tools, including spreadsheets and graphing calculators.

MA.11-12.5.D: Mathematics

Connect statistical techniques to applications in workplace and consumer situations.

MA.11-12.6.J: Mathematics

Apply mathematical modeling to workplace and consumer situations, including problem formulation, identification of a mathematical model, interpretation of solution within the model, and validation to original problem situation.
Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2014-07-30.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This activity has students use calculus and graphing calculators to find the volume of decorations.  Tables to record information and some directions are provided.  The actual decorations are missing, so teachers will need to provide objects for students to work with.  Examples of completed projects are included.  

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