A view of Abraham Lincoln created with digital scan data.
Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
Five to seven 50-minute sessions
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
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.