# Circus towers: rectangular prisms

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Description
Work out how many acrobats are needed to form towers in the shape of rectangular prisms. Start by building a prism with twelve acrobats: six acrobats in the base layer and six acrobats standing on their shoulders. Examine a table and graph of the total number of acrobats in the towers. Predict the number of acrobats needed to build bigger towers. Describe how the number pattern is formed. This learning object is the fourth in a series of five objects that progressively increase in difficulty.
Objective
1. Students identify and extend spatial and number patterns.
2. Students observe how spatial patterns may be represented in tables, graphs, text and mathematical symbols.

#### Curriculum Information

 Education Type K to 12 Grade Level Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 Learning Area Mathematics Content/Topic Numbers and Number Sense Patterns and Algebra Intended Users Educators, Learners, Students Competencies