Zombie Volume (Math)

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Students will design a 3D structure given constraints, requiring them to determine volume and surface area of various 3D figures.

Introduction

This is the third in a series of 4 math lessons that will explore various concepts related to disaster survival. Students will design a a personal "survival" structure and calculate the volume and surface area of various structures.

In previous lessons students explored exponential growth and used triangulation to determine how far away an object is by using two objects with a known distance apart. In the final lesson they will build the shelter they design in this lesson using a reduction scale with common classroom materials.

Lesson Times

1-2 Class Period

Industries / Subjects / Grades

K-12 Subjects
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
Grade Levels
  • 10

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California Math Common Core Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will calculate and compare volume and surface area of various structures.
  • Students will design a 3D structure given constraints.

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