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Creative ways to teach surface area and volume.

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You are part of a panel of parents, teachers, and administrators working to revise the geometry curriculum for the local high school. On tonight's agenda, you will be brainstorming creative ways to teach surface area and volume. The teachers are especially interested in methods which will help the students connect geometry to life in the "real world" because student motivation has sometimes been lacking in this course. What suggestions do you make to the panel during your discussion? Why do you think students would benefit from this idea being used in the classroom? Explain your idea in at least two paragraphs.

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Since the students are usually fascinated with out-door camping you can present an example where the aim is to design a tent for out-door camping and recreation.

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Creative ways to teach surface area and volume are discussed.