Approximating Real World Objects with Geometric Shapes


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When making calculations regarding the earth, what shape is used to approximate the earth?

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1. What two shapes can be used to approximate the two major design elements of the highlighted area?

2. A bicycle wheel has a radius of 12 inches. What distance does the bicycle wheel travel in one spin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz/worksheet combo to see how much you know about approximating real-world objects using different geometrical shapes. Approximating with triangles and circles are two of the topics highlighted on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to find out how familiar you are with:

  • Shape used to approximate the earth when making calculations
  • Calculating the distance a bicycle wheel travels in one spin if the radius is 12 inches
  • Objects that can be approximated with a triangle
  • Why a geometric shape is only an approximation of a real-world object

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on approximating real-world objects using geometric shapes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about two shapes that can be used to approximate two highlighted parts of a building in a given image
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how to make calculations regarding the earth and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Approximating Real World Objects with Geometric Shapes is a lesson designed to help you review the following supplementary topics:

  • What a geometric shape is
  • Equations for the area of different geometric shapes
  • Examples of approximating