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NCTM Math Standards Covered in Plane Capacity


After successfully completing this activity:

List of Materials for Group Activity

Generating Problems for Additional Practice

After doing the Group Activity, ask students to figure out how many storage units can fit into the 3 foot x 3 foot space if the units are:

  1. one inch by one inch
  2. one foot by one foot
  3. three inches by two inches
  4. five inches by three inches

Suggestions for Additional Activities

Invite someone who designs planes to talk about how they use math to determine the best way to create enough space for passengers and cargo.

We encourage teachers to send us examples of additional problems or activities that they have found useful; we will then post these on this page. E-mail us with your suggestions at planemath@infouse.com.

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