A job at Legoland – A maths lesson about shape shape and area

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Summary:

This is an adapted lesson from http://blockcad.net/. In this lesson students use the BlockCad software to build and design a model of a house, building or whatever they like. From there, they will investigate the volume, area and surface area of their design.

Australian Curriculum Links:

  • Solve problems involving the surface area and volume of right prisms (ACMMG218)
  • Calculate volumes of rectangular prisms(ACMMG160)
  • Establish the formulas for areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms and use these in problem solving (ACMMG159)
Lesson:
Introduction:
  1. Refresh with students (Depending on level) the area you want to focus on eg. Surface Area, Volume etc. and recap how to calculate these.
Body:
  1. Run through the hand out sheet and clarify what is expected of the students.
  2. Set a success criteria for the students to adhere to and so they know what’s expected of them. (this will vary according to the needs of your class).

Conclusion:

  1. Get students to present their findings to the class

 

Assessment:

  • Work Samples
  • Presentation

Resources:

 

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