Bowling Ball Pyramid


3.NBT.3 – Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value.

4.NBT.5 – Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one digit whole number, and multiply two two digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations.

8.EE A.2 – Use square root and cute root symbols to represent solutions to equations.

Act 1

What do you notice?  What do you wonder?

Focus Questions – How many bowling balls are in each layer?  How many bowling balls are there all together?


Extension questions – What is the volume of 1 bowling ball?  What is the volume of all the bowling balls?  How tall would the pyramid be?

Act 2

Act 3