Turn up the volume!

presented by Brie Finegold
March 10, 2014

Let's consider the basic idea of volume as the amount of space taken up by an object. With this perspective in mind, we'll measure a variety of three dimensional figures in relationship to one another in an effort to observe patterns and derive basic volume formulas (for prisms, spheres, and cones). We'll also consider a relationship between surface area and volume, two concepts that are often conflated by students. Lastly, we'll work to design an interesting word problem in which concepts relating area and volume naturally arise.