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How Much Water Is in the Skating Rink?

Jerry Ameis 

November 2004, Volume 10, Issue 4, Page 164

Abstract:
Activities for developing an understanding of a formula for calculating the volume of a rectangular prism. The core activity concerns determining the volume of water in a backyard skating rink. Teachers will learn about the logistics of the activity and see student work to help guide the teaching of this lesson.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Open-ended assessments
Teacher
Length
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Multiplication and Division
Volume