Lesson Plan

Math at Mount Rushmore for Grades 6, 7 and 8

A view of Abraham Lincoln created with digital scan data.
A view of Abraham Lincoln created with digital scan data.
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Grade Level:
Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
Subject:
Algebra, Geometry
Duration:
Five to seven 50-minute sessions
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
Geometry for 6th through 8th grades
Common Core Curriculum Standards
(http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards/mathematics)
6.G.1, 6.G.2, 6.G.4, 7.G.1, 7.G.3, 7.G.4, 7.G.6, 8.G.1, 8.G.4

Overview

Students recognize shapes in Mount Rushmore, whether it’s 2D shapes through a series of 2D drawings, or 3D shapes through measurable PDF’s of the 3D model of Mount Rushmore. Learners use geometric formulas to calculate the volumes of these shapes based on scaled representations and  effectively use understanding of scale to translate these calculations to life-size.

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