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Archimedes and the King's Crown

Resource ID#: 44540

Primary Type: Problem-Solving Task

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This problem solving task uses the tale of Archimedes and the King of Syracuse's crown to determine the volume and mass of gold and silver.

General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators , Students , Parents
Suggested Technology: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: volume, mass, ratio, proportion, density, Florida Standards
Instructional Component Type(s): Problem-Solving Task
Resource Collection: Illustrative Mathematics

Aligned Standards

Name Description
MAFS.912.G-MG.1.2: Apply concepts of density based on area and volume in modeling situations (e.g., persons per square mile, BTUs per cubic foot).