National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Regional Conference and Exposition: Chicago, Illinois

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45- The Volume of an Eggplant: Volume of Rotation

Thursday, November 29, 2012: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom D North (Hyatt)
Lead Speaker:
Suzanne B. Antink

  • 45_Antink_Eggplant_Volume_2012.pdf (1.2 MB)

  • Groups will use the symmetric properties of an eggplant to create a hands-on lab to find the volume of a solid of rotation. The project design includes modeling data with a polynomial that drives the work through sums to integration. The use of the user-friendly but unusual object ensures that students retain the thinking behind the method.

    Presentation Format: 9-12 Gallery Workshop
    Grade Band Audience: Preservice and Inservice, 9 to 12

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