Koi Pond

This Koi Pond performance task also includes:

There's nothing fishy about the activity. Future mathematicians design a koi pond from various three-dimensional shapes. They calculate the perimeter, area, and volume of the pond, and then create PowerPoint presentations. They also create scale models of their ponds.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a landscaper to give a talk
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be familiar with volume formulas for different figures
  • Requires a variety of materials; see the resource for a complete list
Pros
  • Provides a grading rubric and a benchmark response
  • Includes a printable worksheet
Cons
  • None
Common Core