Public Art- Build a Blocks Structure using Fractions
2 Direct Instruction & Guided Practice
Students will learn to do the following actions on the FormIt App by watching the teacher or using the Help menue in the App. Actions include:
1) Make a cube 2) resize a cube 3) Make 2 copies of the cube 4) fine the area and volume of the cubes
5) Color the cubes 6) stack and fuse the cubes 7) Place the cubes in a location using google satalite view
Students review the requirements of the Blocks Sculpture project and work in pairs or independently complete the project using FormIt App and uplaod to the google drive folder.
4 Extend & Wrap up
Students add their data (Cube size and Fraction comparison) to a shared spread sheet. Share their projects and discuss the scale and function of the sturcture in relationship to the location, and children in the playground.
Key Standards Supported
Geometric Measurement And Dimension
Give an informal argument for the formulas for the circumference of a circle, area of a circle, volume of a cylinder, pyramid, and cone. Use dissection arguments, Cavalieri’s principle, and informal limit arguments.
(+) Give an informal argument using Cavalieri’s principle for the formulas for the volume of a sphere and other solid figures.
Use volume formulas for cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres to solve problems.
Identify the shapes of two-dimensional cross-sections of three- dimensional objects, and identify three-dimensional objects generated by rotations of two-dimensional objects.