Math at Mount Rushmore for Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12
- Grade Level:
- Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
- Algebra, Geometry
- Five to seven 50-minute sessions
- National/State Standards:
- Geometry, Algebra, Measurement and Data for 9th through 12th grades
Common Core Curriculum Standards
G-CO.12, G-SRT.1, G-GPE.7, G-GMD.1, G-GMD.4, G-MG.2
OverviewStudents calculate an estimate the weight of Mount Rushmore by calculating the volume using cross sections of the model, then use density of stone to finally arrive at a rough estimate of the weight. Finally, students calculate when two cracks on the surface of the sculpture would intersect over time.
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Last updated: April 10, 2015