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Area & Perimeter
Circles - A&P
Fun with Circles
Quads - A&P
Decimals to Inches
Sphere & Torus
Sphere Vol Formula
Cylinders Vol & SA
Net 3-4-5 Prism
Net Right Tri Prism
Net Hexagon Prism
Net Octagonal Prism
Nets for 3 Pyramids
Lateral SA and Vol
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Lesson 5a - Volume of Prism - Build-Up & Decompose
This lesson uses a series of
screencasts. Click on the
to start the screencasts.
Understand why the volume formula for a prism is length*width*height, by building a prism.
Use the group, explode, copy, paste, move, entity information (volume), and dimension tools.
Common Core State Standards - Mathematics - 6.G.2
Task A. Watch and discuss the first five screencasts
by clicking on the graphic.
Task B. Outline the steps that were used (repeatedly) in SketchUp to create the 3 x 4 x 4 meter prism.
Task C. Have students work on small groups or pairs to design their own prism using the build-up method.
Modification - Kinesthetic learners (of any age) will
to have cubes to arrange on their desk or table.
Task D. Watch the LAST screencast "DecomposePrism" and discuss this method of "seeing" the unit cube.
Task D: Decomposition
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