Students extend their understanding of circles, volume, and surface area into modeling situations, formula analysis, and deeper conceptual understandings.
Math
Unit 6
10th Grade
In Unit 6, students derive, describe, and use formulas for area and circumference of a circle, and volume and surface area of three-dimensional figures. In addition, students identify two-dimensional shapes that when spun around an axis will form a particular three-dimensional figure, identify cross-sections of three-dimensional figures, and analyze modeling situations.
In this unit, students build on their previous understanding of circles, volume, and surface area they developed throughout elementary and middle school to extend their reasoning into modeling situations, formula analysis, and deeper conceptual understandings. The primary foundational content students will need to have prior to beginning this unit are knowing the formulas for area and circumference of a circle from 7th Grade Math; knowing the formulas for volume of a cone, cylinder, and sphere from 8th Grade Math; and using Pythagorean Theorem from 8th Grade Math and Unit 4.
The Unit begins with Topic A, Area and Circumference of Circles, where students refresh their understanding of area and circumference to solve problems. If students are proficient at these skills, the first three lessons may be skipped or combined. In Topic B, Three-Dimensional Concepts and General Volume, students build on their understanding of two-dimensional figures to develop an understanding of three-dimensional measurement and dimension through revolving two-dimensional figures around an axis, slices, and volume. Topic C, Cavalieri’s Principle, Spheres, and Composite Volume, explores Cavalieri’s principle with the purpose of comparing volumes of oblique and right figures and developing the underpinnings for the formula for the volume of a sphere, used in eighth grade Geometry. Topic C also challenges students to find the volume of nonstandard three-dimensional figures by adding or subtracting volumes of known figures. The unit concludes with Topic D, Surface Area, Scaling, and Modeling with Geometry, which focuses on modeling situations requiring the use of volume, surface area, density, rates, and unit conversions. Students are required to make general plans for the solution of problems, determine the measurements and formulas necessary to carry out these plans, evaluate the plans, and determine a final solution. The use of appropriate measurement is necessary for the estimates in this topic of the unit.
The material from this unit is foundational to applications in Algebra 2 and solids of revolutions through integration in Calculus.
Pacing: 20 instructional days (18 lessons, 1 flex day, 1 assessment day)
The following assessments accompany Unit 6.
Use the resources below to assess student understanding of the unit content and action plan for future units.
Internalization of Standards via the Unit Assessment
Internalization of Trajectory of Unit
area of a circle | circumference of a circle |
radius | diameter |
level of precision | point (vertex) |
line (edge) | plane (face) |
polyhedron | right and oblique prism |
right and oblique pyramid | apex |
right and oblique cylinder | right and oblique cone |
revolution around an axis | volume formulas |
Pythagorean Theorem | cross-section |
slice | sphere |
Cavalieri's principle | truncated cone |
truncated pyramid | lateral surface area |
surface area | displacement |
dimenional analysis | density |
Topic A: Area and Circumference of Circles
Topic B: Three-Dimensional Concepts and General Volume
Topic C: Cavalieri's Principle, Spheres, and Composite Volume
Topic D: Surface Area, Scaling, and Modeling with Geometry
Key
Major Cluster
Supporting Cluster
Additional Cluster
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1 — Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2 — Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 — Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4 — Model with mathematics.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5 — Use appropriate tools strategically.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6 — Attend to precision.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7 — Look for and make use of structure.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP8 — Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
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Polygons and Algebraic Relationships
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Circles
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