Measures: scaling down solids

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Published on 2018 August 13th

Compare the volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms before and after being scaled down (reduced). Notice that 'similar solids' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different volumes. Explore the relationship between side length and volume when scaling down solids. This learning object is the sixth in a series of eight objects that progressively increase in difficulty.
1. Students manipulate solids to distinguish between similar and non-similar solids.
2. Students apply a formula to calculate the volume of a range of solids.
3. Students identify the relationship between side length and volume in similar solids.

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K to 12
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 7, Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 6
Numbers and Number Sense Geometry Patterns and algebra Measurement Patterns and Algebra
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