Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77098
Ann B. Stiles, Ed. D.
Grade Level: 7th
Content area(s): Math and Visual Arts
Classroom Time: Two 60 â€“ minute sessions
Purpose:Â Explore area, perimeter, lateral area, total surface area, and volume using metric and customary units as well as visualize shapes that are implied within given shapes.
Math skill: Unit measures in customary and metric, length, width, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, and prism
Visual Arts Skill: Negative space, Minimalism, and connecting art to other disciplines
Metric and customary ruler, pencil, centimeter grid paper, handouts, blank paper or cardstock, markers and/or map pencils, Ziploc bags of 24 unifix cubes (1 bag per student), and 6 â€“ 10 cylindrical containers with lids, (e.g. Pringleâ€™s cans, lemonade powder container, etc.- Note: cover any volume or weight measurements on the cans)
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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.