Build 3D models of things you see in the real world, and explore the relationships between surface area and volume in a powerful and fun 3D modeling environment.
Educators can inspire learners to think in 3D space and explore concepts of surface area and volume as they build complex shapes from simple components.
Take a picture of something you want to build. Start building on top of the picture with basic solids – rectangular prism, triangular prisms, sphere, cone, cylinder, pyramid. Tell the story of your model with images, text, graphics, and movies.
Ideal for middle and high school classrooms, Volumize and accompanying curriculum activities address Common Core Math Standards (CCSM) by integrating content, mathematical practices, and delight!
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Introduction Discuss and/or review the sizes of similar objects. Examples could include: Baby and adult animals, architectural models…
Volumize Activity 3: Playing with Scale Exploring relationships between scale, surface area and volume of created 3D characters….
Volumize Activity 2: Make a Model Representing an object with basic solids to approximate surface area and volume….
Volumize Intro Activity 1: Which is Greatest? Exploring surface area and volume in simple solids. Expected Activity Time…