For this activity, students will practice solving volume problems related to pyramids and cones. They are required to begin with the formula needed, show the substitution step and then calculate precisely with the correct units. It is assumed students will be using scientific calculators.
How does a hot seat activity work?
Students move among one row as a team. You can have them compete against the other teams if you wish to make this competitive. For this hot seat, students work only one step at each seat; work ONE STEP and STAND. When everyone in the row is standing, move back one seat (the last person moves up). SIT and REPEAT until the problem is solved.
This activity is challenging because students need to recall the formulas needed and be able to pull the needed information from the diagrams given quickly.
If you want your students engaged and working toward automaticity related to this skill, then this “hot-seat” activity is what you need!