Teachers Lesson Plans

Building Your Own Sculpture!: Grade 4-6


Students will calculate the volume and surface area of Jean-Marie Delavalle?s Black Volume and draw a sketch. To scale, they will then create a net and build a sample prism, making comparisons to the real sculpture.


Students will identify prisms and their measurable attributes, including formulae for surface area and volume.


Students will construct a net and build a prism to scale.


Students will determine the relationships between units and how the volume changes when calculated with different scales.

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3 45 min lessons, including discussion and sketches