As we love to say at Maps101, “Geography is everywhere!” This includes in mathematics. The GeoInquiries in the Math collection feature topics such as: Area and Perimeter at the Mall, Centers of Triangles, D=R x T, Measuring Crop Circles, Perpendicular Bisectors, and many more.
Example: Volume of Pyramids
The example below is about the volume of the pyramids in Egypt. The learning objectives include:
- Students will find the volume of a pyramid.
- Students will consider how environmental factors may affect the volume of the pyramid over time.
Students can zoom in and out on the satellite imagery and use the built-in tools to follow the lesson. The teacher edition provides you with the answers you need, to accompany this lesson. With this activity, students will apply a mathematical principle to a real-world place—the Pyramids of Giza. Students often have a difficult time understanding how to apply math to the world around them. This is an excellent example of doing just that!