An exploration of creativity and design using geometry and geometric shapes to make a model of a unique CAKE.
Some of the questions to be explored:
How do we calculate the volume of a rectangular prism? A triangular prism? A cylinder? A cone? A regular pyramid? A sphere?
How much cake batter is needed for each shape? (Volume) How did we determine the amount? What information did we use to make that conclusion?
How do we calculate the surface area of a rectangular prism? A triangular prism? A cylinder? A cone? A regular pyramid? A sphere?
How much frosting is needed for each shape? (Surface area) How did we determine the amount? What information did we use to make that conclusion?
I have been an educator since I was a mere child. At the age of 8 years old, I taught my baby sister (at the age of 4) how to read and write in cursive, way before she began her career as a kindergarten student.
It is a joy for me to see students learn something, to watch their eyes light up when they understand a difficult concept, or even when they pass a test--or the course for that matter. It means I did my job.
At the age of 8 years old, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which eventually developed into the adult variety. I have had 8 joint replacements and 3 fusions. I waddle like a penguin, my fingers are twisted and my one wrist is curving at an awkward angle, but I do not let that get in my way.
I don't even think about it most times, and eventually, neither do my students. We laugh about it, and we move on.
So, let's move on and learn a little bit about geometry!