3D Modeling of Volume and Surface Area
|Grade Level(s): 10 (Geometry)||Total Time: |
2 Class Periods
Overview / Description:
Students will create a 3D model comprised of 3 different shapes. This will be done with Play-doh or in Tinkercad. They will then find the volume and surface area of the composite 3D shape.
After completing this activity, students should be able to . . .
- Find the Volume of a composite shape.
- Find the Surface Area of a composite shape.
Workplace Readiness Skill:
|x||Attitude and Initiative||x||Planning and Organization|
Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics
Geometric Measurement and Dimension
Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems
Standards for Mathematical Practice
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4 Model with mathematics.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6 Attend to precision.
B-LS 2. Demonstrate creativity
B-LS 5. Apply media and technology skills
- Computer or Play-doh
- Student sheet (below)
WHO (T=Teacher Focus Lesson; WG=Whole Group\; SM=Small Group; I=Independent)
|Learning Activity Task||WHO is responsible |
for this step?
|Approximate time |
|Practice volume and Surface area with individual shapes|
(Model an example then let the students practice an example for
each of the different shapes)
|Work time on modeling and calculations||I||30 minutes|
Wrap up and Questions
Summative Assessment - Collect student worksheet linked above.
Whole group discussion about the project.
Extension Activity (for intervention or enrichment):
Students will 3D print their object from Tinkercad and measure the volume and surface area from the object.