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Other

Description:

Students analyze and begin to design a pyramid. Working in engineering teams, they perform calculations to determine the area of the pyramid base, stone block volumes, and the number of blocks required for their pyramid base. They make a scaled drawing of the pyramid using graph paper. Prerequisite knowledge: Multiplication, division, using a ruler, graph paper, and the concept of proportional scaling. General knowledge of pyramids and familiarity with simple machines.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Simple Machine,Grade 6,NSDL,Area,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-016,Mathematics,Topography,Math,Grade 7,Volume,Upper Elementary,Grade 5,Scaling,Plan,Estimate,Middle School,Science and technology,Chemistry,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120614151514220T,Pyramid,Approximation,Elementary School,Design,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Physical science,Education,Technology,Geoscience,Engineer

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.5a: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with whole-number side lengths by packing it with unit cubes, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths, equivalently by multiplying the height by the area of the base. Represent threefold whole-number products as volumes, e.g., to represent the associative property of multiplication.

CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.5b: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Apply the formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole-number edge lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems.

CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.5c: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Recognize volume as additive. Find volumes of solid figures composed of two non-overlapping right rectangular prisms by adding the volumes of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas V = l w h and V = b h to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale.
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