Big Ideas I'm Working to Learn in Math:
I will use this page to reflect on all that I am learning about the mathematical world around me. I will be working to answer the essential questions that we are studying in math class over the next few years. Those essential questions are linked below.
Sixth Grade Math Essential Questions
Surface area and volume are some of the topics that I was having trouble with. I then found that when I memorized all the formulas, it was a lot easier to find surface area and volume of 3D objects such as spheres, cones, cylinders, and prisms. All you have to do is put the numbers into the equation where the variables were located, and there you are! Your answer is clear.
I am wondering how knowing how to find the surface area or volume of these 3D objects is going to help me later on in life. Will I really need to find the area of a sphere everyday, and use the formula 4/3πr^3 to find it? I don't think so!
My wonderings about this topic:
I'm still working on a post for this!