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Penny Wars

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
As the saying goes, a penny saved is a penny earned. Young scholars use a penny activity to earn their way to an understanding of volume. Given three different-sized cylindrical containers, individuals make calculations to determine the...
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Circumference, Volume of a Cone, Pythagorean Theorem (L1.5)

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
There's a formula for that. An educational video shows viewers how to apply geometry formulas to solve problems. It covers the formulas for the circumference of a circle, volume of a cone, and the Pythagorean Theorem.
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Pea Problem

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Understanding volume means less mess in the kitchen. Viewers observe a can of peas and a small bowl. They must determine if all of the peas from the can fit into the bowl without spilling using volume formulas to solve the equation.
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2010 Guatemalan Sinkhole

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dig deep into a lesson studying volume. Learners view images of a Guatemalan sinkhole that seems too big to be true! Their task is to determine the amount of material needed to fill the hole using information from news articles and videos.
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Flow Rates of Faucets and Rivers

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Go with the flow and use a helpful resource. A set of two activities has learners investigate flow rates. They first determine the flow rate of a faucet by measuring how long it takes to fill a bucket. Using the results, they make a...
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Buoyant Boats

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Eureka! Using the clay boats made in the previous lesson, learners investigate the idea of buoyancy and water displacement to finish the last installment of five in a Floaters and Sinkers unit. Their observations during the activity...
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Raspberry Chocolate Heart Cake

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Have you ever finished a piece of cake and wished you had more? Solve this common dilemma with math! A straightforward worksheet prompts middle schoolers to use the given dimensions of a heart-shaped cake when planning to bake two larger...
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Fluency Support for Grades 6–8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Fluency is more than just timed tests. A helpful resource provides a series of fluency-building activities designed for middle school mathematics. The activities come in two forms, one that uses whiteboards and a second designed to help...
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Surface Area and Volume of a Cylinder

For Teachers 7th Standards
Surface area or volume? Pupils first review the difference between surface area and volume. They then use a two-dimensional net that helps them develop formulas for the surface area and volume of cylinders.
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Grow Your Own Algae!

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Develop a model of a wastewater treatment center. The last activity of the unit has pupils mix a lake water sample into a tank of water containing fertilizers. Over time, the algae from the lake water grows and removes the nutrient-rich...
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Microbes Know How to Work!

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Scholars harness the power of microbes with an engaging activity that uses yeast to break down sugar in water. Multiple setups of the same experiment lets learners determine which temperature results in the fastest rate of sugar...
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End-of-Module Assessment Task: Grade 8 Mathematics (Module 7)

For Students 8th Standards
It's time to discover what your classes have learned! The final lesson in the 25-part module is an assessment that covers the Pythagorean Theorem. Application of the theorem includes distance between points, the volume of...
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Nonlinear Motion

For Students 8th Standards
Investigate nonlinear motion through an analysis using the Pythagorean Theorem. Pupils combine their algebraic and geometric skills in the 24th lesson of this 25-part module. Using the Pythagorean Theorem, scholars collect data on the...
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Average Rate of Change

For Students 8th Standards
Learners consider the rate of filling a cone in the 23rd installment of this lesson series. They analyze the volume of the cone at various heights and discover the rate of filling is not constant. The lesson ends with a discussion of...
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Volume of Composite Solids

For Students 8th Standards
Take finding volume of 3-D figures to the next level. In the 22nd lesson plan of the series, learners find the volume of composite solids. The lesson plan the asks them to deconstruct the composites into familiar figures and use volume...
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Truncated Cones

For Students 8th Standards
Learners examine objects and find their volumes using geometric formulas in the 21st installment of this 25-part module. Objects take the shape of truncated cones and pyramids, and individuals apply concepts of similar triangles to find...
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Cones and Spheres

For Students 8th Standards
Explore methods for finding the volume of different three-dimensional figures. The 20th instructional activity in the 25-part series asks learners to interpret diagrams of 3-D figures and use formulas to determine volume. Scholars must...
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End-of-Module Assessment Task: Grade 8 Module 5

For Students 8th Standards
Give your class a chance to show how much they've learned in the module with an end-of-module assessment task that covers all topics from the module including linear and non-linear functions and volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres.
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Volume of a Sphere

For Teachers 8th Standards
To understand an informal derivation of the formula to find the volume of a sphere young mathematicians investigate the volume of a sphere in relation to the volume of a right circular cylinder. They develop the formula for the volume of...
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Volumes of Familiar Solids – Cones and Cylinders

For Teachers 8th Standards
Investigate the volume of cones and cylinders. Scholars develop formulas for the volume of cones and cylinders in the 10th instructional activity of the module. They then use their formulas to calculate volume.
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Examples of Functions from Geometry

For Teachers 8th Standards
Connect functions to geometry. In the ninth installment of a 12-part module, young mathematicians create functions by investigating situations in geometry. They look at both area and volume of figures to complete a well-rounded activity.
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Tangent Lines and the Tangent Function

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Construct tangent lines and make the connection to tangent functions. An informative lesson reviews the geometry origins of the tangent function. Pupils use that information to determine how to construct a tangent to a circle from a...
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Identifying Possible Underground Cavern Locations

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teams continue with the Asteroid Impact challenge and determine possible locations to construct their underground shelters. Participants cut scale area models of their shelters from paper and place them on the map to find locations to...
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Matchsticks

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How many matchsticks can be made from a single tree? That is the problem facing middle schoolers. Scholars first determine the volume of a matchstick given its dimensions, and then use this information to estimate the number of...