Your students can calculate perimeter, area and volume – but can they successfully process information to solve wacky, real-world scenarios? This set of 20 task cards will challenge your students to use two and three-step problems to determine the answers to a variety of tasks!
*How much paper do you need for the party hats at your friend’s dog’s birthday party? (area problem)
*How many bites will it take to eat a huge piece of cake? (volume problem)
*How big is the diameter of the swimming pool that your school is building on the roof? (area problem)
*Are the elephants at the zoo being humanely housed? (volume problem)
*How much will it cost to paint your room neon orange? (surface area problem)
*How can you save your local pizzeria from going bankrupt? (area problem)
*How much helium do you need for balloons to prevent 28 crying toddlers? (volume problem)
*How can you keep your fish tank from collapsing a table? (volume problem)
*How much money do you need to keep your neighbor from getting angry that you broke his windshield? (area problem)
Students will also be exposed to real-life applications of geometry, such as financial management, city planning, animal welfare, purchasing real estate, cooking, and manufacturing. All the data used in the problems is accurate to real-life! (Did you know that a regulation basketball is filled with 456 cubic inches of air?)
It’s getting on towards the end of the year, and you know you’ll need to challenge your kids more, while keeping things lighthearted!
This product includes a Student Answer Document and an Answer Key that describes how to properly solve each problem.