Want to make your teaching and learning of mathematics more exciting?

What could be better than learning about the use of mathematics on an active volcano!

This resource shows how Mathematics is used on an active volcano on the island of Hawaii.   The resource contains a brief video, teaching notes and a reproducible classroom activity to extend the learning with students.

Please note that this is a module of the STEM on an Active Volcano and contains just the mathematics segments of the complete package.





Mathematics – the video shows how data is being collected on ancient volcanic activity and how it is used to measure the volume of past lava flows.  We show how simple measures in the field and in lava tubes can be used to understand volcanic events.







Accompanying Classroom Resource

An accompanying classroom resource includes video script, active listening sheets, and a suggested reproducible classroom activity.


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And funded in part by the generous support of teachers and colleagues through Kickstarter!

Mathematics on an Active Volcano