Juanita the Spanish Lobster Math Curriculum Guide
Volume is the amount of space within, or occupied by, a three dimensional object. It is measured in cubic units.
- You have a swimming pool that is all one depth. It is 20 feet long, 12 feet wide and 4.5 feet deep. If the water comes up to 6 inches below the top of the pool, what volume of water is in the pool? (volume of a rectangular prism= length x width x height [depth]).
- Your neighbor has an above ground pool that is cylindrical in shape. It is also 4.5 feet deep throughout and has a diameter of 15 feet. What is the volume of water in the pool if the water level comes within 6 inches of the top? (volume of a cylinder = π r2h where π = 3.14).
- Symmetry is all around us. A figure shows symmetry when part of it is a mirror image of itself. Think of a human face with a line of symmetry down the middle of the nose and mouth, the shape of a half-gallon of orange juice, or a couch. These things all have symmetry. Animals have symmetry too. Juanita the lobster has a symmetrical body, with the same number and type of claws and antennae on each side. Think of all of the creatures in the story and discuss whether or not they have symmetry.
- Here are some symmetry activities for young elementary students at Enchanted Learning. Symmetry worksheets. More symmetry worksheets.
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