3D Figures and Architecture: Teq Calendar Lesson for May
Classroom Tools on May 20 2014
This lesson was created for middle school Math and will focus on the use of geometric concepts in architecture, with a specific focus on geodesic domes. Students will develop a plan for finding the surface area of three-dimensional figures by applying their knowledge of congruent faces and area formulas of the polygons that make up a polyhedron. Students will first find the surface area of a triangular prism using a net, and will then use the same process to find the surface area of a geodesic dome. (Download: SMART Notebook, ActivInspire)
The following Common Core Standards are addressed:
CCSS.Math.Content: 7.G.A.1 Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale.
CCSS.Math.Content:7.G.B.6 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.