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Header: Teachers and Parents
Subheader: NCTM Math Standards Covered in Plane Capacity:
- Number and Number Relationships
- Computation and Estimation
- Problem Solving
After successfully completing this activity:
- Given a capacity (1,650 lbs., 300 ft., etc.) and the amount of capacity already filled, students will be able to determine remaining capacity.
- Given a capacity and a unit (150 lb. people, 5 ft. boxes, etc.), students will be able to determine how many units can fit within the capacity.
Subheader: List of Materials for Group Activity
For the Group Activity listed at the end of this lesson, students will need
the following materials:
- Masking tape (for marking off the room)
Subheader: 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 a) one inch by one inch, b) one foot by one foot, c) three inches by two inches, d) five inches by three inches.
We encourage teachers to send us examples of additional problems that they
have found useful; we will then post these on this page.
Subheader: 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 activities that
they have found useful; we will then post these on this page.
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