Meatballs

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Your classroom will overflow with learning as they analyze the volume in a pot of meatballs. Young mathematicians predict the number of meatballs that will make a pot of sauce overflow. They incorporate both the volume of cylinders and spheres in their calculations.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Model the scenario with a glass beaker and golf balls as a reference
  • Incorporate during a unit on volumes of solids
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects proficiency with finding volumes of cylinders and spheres
Pros

  • Includes follow-up activities
  • Provides an answer key with sample work
Cons

  • None
Common Core