Math at Mount Rushmore for Grades 6, 7 and 8
- Grade Level:
- Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
- Algebra, Geometry
- Five to seven 50-minute sessions
- National/State Standards:
- Geometry for 6th through 8th grades
Common Core Curriculum Standards
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
OverviewStudents 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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