The student will need to understand that the relationship between a prism and a pyramid with equal bases and heights is the volume of the prism is three times the volume of the pyramid. The students should physically model this relationship using manipulatives such as water, rice or beans.
Model the relationship between the volume of a prism and a pyramid with congruent bases and heights and connect it to the formula.
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7.8 Expressions, equations, and relationships. The student applies mathematical process standards to develop geometric relationships with volume. The student is expected to:
(A) model the relationship between the volume of a rectangular prism and a rectangular pyramid having both congruent bases and heights and connect that relationship to the formulas