Shorter Shovels

This Shorter Shovels activity & project also includes:

Learners won't have to dig themselves out of a hole thanks to an insightful video. Using the movie Holes as inspiration, individuals must determine the difference in the number of holes dug when digging with a shorter shovel. Because the size of the shovel determines the size of the hole, the smaller shovel means smaller holes. The question is, how many more holes are there?

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners to draw a labeled diagram modeling the different hole sizes
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires individuals to calculate the volume of cylinders

  • Includes an entertaining movie clip that should get your classes' attention
  • Provides a real-life application of calculating volumes of solids

  • Does not include Act Three, the answer to the question