Education Technology

Volumes of Rectangular Prisms

Activity Overview

This lesson will introduce students to many of the algebraic graphing features of the TI-89 calculator, especially the Maximum command. This will be accomplished by solving volumes of right rectangular prisms. (Algebra / geometry activity)

Before the Activity

Students should have access to TI-89/TI-89 Titanium.

During the Activity

The teacher will guide stuednts with the first activity using the TI-89 calculator, while the second activitiy will be an in-class exercise.

After the Activity

Review student results and, as a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging. Re-teach concepts as necessary.