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Measurement

aligned to the NCTM Standards - Measurement: Grades 6-8
Anybody Know The Time? (English version) || ¿Sabe alguien qué hora es? (Spanish version)
In this activity from Frisbie Middle School's Multicultural Math Fair students are required to use information about direction and time zones to answer questions.

Area and Perimeter
Links to letters from the Ask Dr. Math archives providing information on area and perimeter. Students are encourage to follow the Cornell Note-taking method.

Building A Pyramid (English version) || Construyendo Una Pirámide (Spanish version)
In this activity from Frisbie Middle School's Multicultural Math Fair students work on a hands-on exercise: from net to geometric solid.

Buying Tile
Cooperative group activity designed to reinforce the concept of area. Two examples of student work are available.

Can You Draw a Larger Dragon?
Cooperative group activity using the idea of scale drawings and scale factor. This activity was used as part of an interdisciplinary activity.

Leonardo da Vinci
Question: Is the ratio of our arm span to our height really equal to 1? To gather the data to answer this question students must measure both height and arm span.

Pirate Diamond Activity
Students use problem-solving strategies and then justify their reasoning: they pour using containers (manipulatives) and also simulate pouring using the ESCOT Runner software (technology) to determine whether they can produce eight units using only a six-unit container and a ten-unit container. After working through the first problem students are asked to respond to similar problems. Students explain one of those problems step-by-step in a paper/pencil activity.

Srinivasa's Spheres (English version) || Esferas de Srinivasa (Spanish version)
In this activity from Frisbie Middle School's Multicultural Math Fair students work through exercises with circles and Pi.

What is Area?
Collaborative group activity comparing area and perimeter using Hands-On Math software by Ventura Educational Systems but the ideas could be adapted to use with other software or a Java applet.

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