Body Surface Area TN

 teachMathematics: Body Surface Area TN

This is a great practical investigation with real life applications. It encourages students to think critically about area. Working in small groups students are asked to find an approximation for the surface area of their bodies. Which 3D shapes will best approximate the shapes of the different parts of the body? The formulae required are not included, but students are expected to find them out for them for themselves....

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