An Apeeling Problem

An Apeeling Problem
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Through this Laying the Foundation video lesson, students will discover the formula for the surface area of the sphere. Materials needed for this activity include oranges, string, cardstock, and compasses.
  • What is an activity for discovering the surface area of a sphere?
  • How can I teach my students the surface area of a sphere?
  • How can you find the surface area of an orange?
  • How can I get my students to discover the surface area of a sphere?
This video is good for giving you an idea of how you might lead an activity for students to discover the surface area of a sphere by using an orange, taking measurements, and taking the peel off. This is a very creative way to lead students to a discovery of this geometry formula.
  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Reviewed by MathVids Staff on December 30, 2011.
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