Real-Life Math | Civil Engineer

Build the foundations for an solid understanding of volume. Scholars view a video where a civil engineer describes math used in the profession and then poses a volume of cylinders question. They work in pairs to solve the problem and develop a model of a cylindrical object that an engineer might design.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If possible, take a field trip to a local engineering firm
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils must already be familiar with the volume of a cylinder
  • Resource suggests preparing pictures of cylinders

  • Provides some discussion questions to ask about the video
  • Incorporates different areas of math, such as unit conversions, scales, etc.

  • None
Common Core