3-D Surface Area and Volume

3-D Surface Area and Volume

Teacher(s) Name: Mrs. McCarter

School: MS – Short Pump

Grade Level(s): Grade 7, Grade 8

Content Area(s): Math, Course 2

Lesson Summary

In this lesson, students used the 3D shapes discussed in class to design an original object in TinkerCad using limited shapes. The students calculated the surface area and volume for each individual shape and record their answers on a Spreadsheet. The students explored the concept of composite figures by using their data to calculate a surface area and volume for their new shape. The students’ objects were 3D printed and they will be able to trade their designs and provide feedback on their designs.

TIPC Ratings

Research & Information Fluency

Rating:Not Observed – Explanation: Not Observed

Communication & Collaboration

Rating: Approaching – Explanation: The students will collaborate at the end of the lesson to provide formative feedback to each other through comments in Schoology Media Album and Google Forms. 5

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Rating: Approaching – Explanation:

Students were given the task to create an original object using only the shapes they knew how to calculate the surface area and volume.  While the students were provided with the website of TinkerCad, they were given few guidelines on how to construct their model. Students reflected on their projects in the end about their creation and learning process.

Creativity & Innovation

Rating: Ideal – Explanation:

The students will use their knowledge of the shapes and formulas discussed in class and apply them to the creation process of their module. The students will also use their data to extrapolate an understanding of composite shapes and how to find the volume and surface area. Taking basic shapes and making an original new shapes in a 3D environment allows the students to physically see and grabs the math concepts of surface area and volume in action.  At the end of the lesson, the students reflect and discuss with their peers about the math concepts and shapes used in their original creation.  7

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