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ERIC Number: EJ1083470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
The Volume of a Stretched Tetrahedron; The Easy Way?
Griffiths, Martin
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, v34 n4 p205-213 Dec 2015
We consider here a number of ideas for the classroom or lecture theatre associated with the mensuration of solids. In particular, the volumes of various tetrahedra are obtained in an indirect manner (by way of prisms and square-based pyramids). This activity develops problem-solving skills, spatial visualization and a from-first-principles approach to integration. Several suggestions are also provided for taking things further.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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