These three projects work seamlessly with the three-dimensional aspects of the CCSS 7.Geometry. They integrate cross-curricular topics with mathematics skills and provide students with real, meaningful work to complete.
Included with these projects is an editable Student Map guiding you as the teacher as well as your students through the entire unit. With this map, you are able to offer all three projects simultaneously, allowing your students a choice of their most engaging work. With a bit of environmental preparation, students can independently work on project steps while you are free to observe, answer questions, and guide students to deeper learning.
The three project choices are:
Students take a journey into history and the fascinating world of Archimedes. They follow his footsteps as he determines the ratio “pi”, discovers the relationship between a sphere and a cylinder, and helps King Hiero determine the density of his crown! This project integrates history, physics, and mathematics. This project is perfectly suited for your scientific students who are interested in answering the questions “why” and “how” does that work!?!
Again students take a slight journey into history before embarking on their own artistic adventure. Learning the meaningful relationship Plato attributed to these five solids, students will be creating and analyzing Platonic Solids for their volume and surface area. Along the way they will discover other categories of solids such as Archimedean, Kepler, and the brand new discovery Goldberg! This project integrates philosophy, art, and mathematics. This project is perfectly suited for your artistic students and your students who need a lot of work with their hands.
Wrapping our Products
Students learn the tradecraft of online sales and the many aspects that go into a simple shipping box. Throughout this project, students engineer their own shipping box, packaging materials, and even price out their shipping costs. This project integrates finance, business, engineering, and mathematics. This project is perfectly suited for business oriented students and your students who need a lot of work with their hands.