Introducing the lesson:*Think about the Sol Lewitt reading. What did you learn? Is there anything that can be added to the KWL 3D Art Google Doc?*Think about the following questions:
  • Discuss, with a buddy, the differences and similarities between scientists and artists.
  • How are engineers like artists?
Use what you've learned in your unit work so far and from your readings. Be thoughtful and make deep connections. Take 10 minutes to write in your math notebook.

Working on the work: When you finish the introductory activities,
*We'll show a cube-n-ometry powerpoint. Each of you will need the Lesson 3 worksheet, one Cube-n-ometry worksheet and two view grids worksheets for your partnership, and then for the individual work, each person will need only the cube worksheet.
*Powerpoint work: get with your partner and where you can see the board. You should have a pile of cubes, one Cube-n-ometry worksheet and two view grids worksheets. Listen and work as we advance the powerpoint.

*Then together, you work on the Lesson 3 Worksheet.
  • Think about the types of art that Sol Lewitt created (2D and 3D). Discuss, with your group, what is meant by 1D, 2D, and 3D- give examples and draw a picture in the boxes on the Lesson 3 worksheet.
  • Today you will be building structures using a front, top, and side view to find volume and surface area. Use your Cube-n-ometry group worksheet.
  • Now fill in the information on the Lesson 3 worksheet. Be sure to put it in your binder when you finish.
  • Review the mathematical terms for surface area and volume and how each is calculated. Also talk about notation for both surface area and volume.

Winding up the lesson:
Class Discussion:
Why would surface area and volume be important to an artist?
  • Discuss what was easy or difficult about the activity.
  • Please make sure you put the Cube-n-ometry group worksheet and view grids worksheet into your binder.
  • Distribute the Cube-n-ometry individual worksheet and go over the instructions and examples.

Extension/Homework:
Check out two examples from this spatial visualization game.
Which could be re-created as physical sculpture?
Please blog about today's experiences, and put the link to your blog post here by Thursday.