ERIC Number: EJ915335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
Exploring Volumetrically Indexed Cups
Jones, Dustin L.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v42 n2 p272-275 Mar 2011
This article was inspired by a set of 12 cylindrical cups, which are volumetrically indexed; that is to say, the volume of cup "n" is equal to "n" times the volume of cup 1. Various sets of volumetrically indexed cylindrical cups are explored. I demonstrate how this children's toy is ripe for mathematical investigation, with connections to geometry, algebra and differential calculus. Students with an understanding of these topics should be able to complete the analysis and related exercises contained herein.
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Investigations, Geometry, Algebra, Evaluation Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Formulas
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Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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