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Students analyze and begin to design a pyramid. Working in engineering teams, they perform calculations to determine the area of the pyramid base, stone block volumes, and the number of blocks required for their pyramid base. They make a scaled drawing of the pyramid using graph paper. Prerequisite knowledge: Multiplication, division, using a ruler, graph paper, and the concept of proportional scaling. General knowledge of pyramids and familiarity with simple machines.

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    Grade: TK/K to 9

    Topics: Education, Child Development & Family Services, Area & Volume, Physics, Professional Development, Measurement & Geometry, Engineering & Design, Earth's Resources, Measurement, Tools, and Data Analysis, Technology, Energy & Work, Mathematics, Inquiry & Problem Based Learning, Science, Number Sense

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