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How Much Ice Cream?

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A big ice cream cone is the perfect representation of a a mathematical sphere and cone. The activity asks learners to determine whether the scoop of ice cream can fit inside the cone if packed in. If not, construct a new cone that will...
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Mathematics Reference Sheet

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Triangles and prisms don't stand a chance when your learners use this handout full of the formulas they need to know about the different shapes. Area, volume, and surface formulas are all covered along with the standard measurement and...
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Manufacturing: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Shielding Gas Mix

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Middle schoolers apply math to the real-world skill of choosing the correct shielding gas mixture for welding. Even if you do not have shielding gas cylinders on hand for demonstrating, the concepts of converting percentages into...
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Architecture and Construction: Stair Construction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Within the context of the construction industry, algebra pros begin to calculate slope from the sizes of stair steps. This is a terrific lesson, especially for aspiring engineers. Just be aware that it might be a stretch to meet all of...
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Math 7: Volume of Prisms and Cylinders

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The first page provides formulas for the volume of rectangular and triangular prisms, while the second explains the formula for the volume of a cylinder. A practice worksheet follows on which geometers practice calculating volume for...
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Surface Area and Volume of Conics - Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
This is a multi-faced unit that looks at circles, arcs, sectors, cylinders, cones, spheres, and hemispheres. The formulas for finding length, area, surface area, and volume are discussed with an eye towards an intuitive understanding....
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Spheres and Cones

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Class members learn how to apply formulas for spheres and cones with a video that begins with a review of the formulas for surface area and volume of spheres and cones. Pupils use these formulas to solve problems on a activity.
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Relating Volume in 3D Objects with Ten Problems

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A fabulous four-page assignment explores volume formulae for rectangular prisms, cylinders, cones, and pyramids. Pupils apply the formulas to solve problems, match diagrams to values, and address real-world scenarios. A detailed answer...