Mind Your Own Beeswax

Bees have this sting for hexagons. Let’s find out why. Using the driving question, “Why hexagons?” Students use many topics of mathematics to examine the fascinating bee hive. Students can expect discussing angles, areas, perimeters, volumes, as well as linear and quadratic patterns.

Mathematical Domains: Expressions & Equations, Functions, Geometry

Standards: Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 : 7.G.B.4, 7.G.B.6, 8.EE.C.8, 8.F.B.4, HSA-CED.A.1, HSA-CED.A.3, HSF-BF.A.1a

Topics: perimeter, area, patterns, quadratics, systems of equations, prime number, square numbers, triangular numbers

Grade Level(s): 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Duration: Approximately 1 to 2 hours

Resource: Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Excel Spreadsheet, PDF, Activities

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