Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77098
Ann B. Stiles, Ed. D.
Grade Level: 7th
Content area(s): Math, Visual Arts
Classroom Time: Two 60 minute sessions
Purpose: Understand appropriate unit measures, use protractors to find angle measures, find the perimeter, area, circumference and volume of prisms, cylinders, cones and pyramids, explore the differences in areas and volumes, review decimals and fractions, and observe and discuss abstract expressionism through the eyes of a mathematician
Math skill: Measurement, area, volume, complex volumes, decimals and fractions Visual Arts Skill: Knowledge of structures and functions, choosing and evaluating a range of
subject matter, symbols, and ideas, and making connections between visual arts and other disciplines
Metric and Customary ruler, internet access or overhead projector, protractor, pencil, handouts, paper or card stock, cube, cylinder, pyramid, cone, blank paper or cardstock, ziploc bags of 24 unifix cubes; one bag per student (optional), markers and/or map pencils and/or paint, and different objects of various shapes and sizes
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The mission of Project GRAD is to ensure a quality public education for all students in economically disadvantaged communities so that high school and college graduation rates increase.