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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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