Activity:
Math Insight  Digging Dirt 
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Description: 
An application problem that asks students to help an excavation company prepare a bid for one of their clients by calculating what they should charge to dig a hole. To solve the problem students must find the volume of an irregular shaped prism, convert units, calculate the cost based on a linear formula, and write an explanation of their calculations. Video clips, interactive tools, and guides are provided to help students learn about and solve the problem. Materials are based on a scenario and materials created by SRI International for the Math Insight project.

Technology Type: 
Java Applet  
Author: 
eNLVM (Utah State University) 
Language: 
English  
Cost: 
Does not require payment for use 

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Courses: 
Math 6 
Volume, Converting between units, Area 
 Math 7 
Prisms, Volume, Converting between units, Area 
 Geometry 
Prisms, Volume 
 Algebra 
Applications 
 Algebra II 
Domain and Range 
 Financial Education 
Earning, Entrepreneur, Income 
