Reflection: Joy Volume of Square Pyramids - What is the relationship between and prism and pyramid? - Section 2: Explore


Just for fun, I rewarded the tables that correctly identify the prism to pyramid volumes as a 1:3 ratio.  Many students were shocked that three pyramids could fit in inside a prism, and in a couple of instances the tables did the experiment twice! 

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Volume of Square Pyramids - What is the relationship between and prism and pyramid?

Unit 8: Geometric Measurement
Lesson 9 of 18

Objective: Students will be able to conduct a water lab to discover first-hand the relationship between the volumes of prisms and pyramids.

Big Idea: Time to get wet! Water will fly as students test the relationship between the volume of a pyramid and a prism.

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