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Students find the volume and surface area of a rectangular box (e.g., a cereal box), and then figure out how to convert that box into a new, cubical box having the same volume as the original. As they construct the new, cube-shaped box from the original box material, students discover that the cubical box has less surface area than the original, and thus, a cube is a more efficient way to package things.

Subject:
Engineering
Geometry
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Mary R. Hebrank
01/20/2009
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In this 25-day module, students work with two- and three-dimensional figures.  Volume is introduced to students through concrete exploration of cubic units and culminates with the development of the volume formula for right rectangular prisms.  The second half of the module turns to extending students understanding of two-dimensional figures.  Students combine prior knowledge of area with newly acquired knowledge of fraction multiplication to determine the area of rectangular figures with fractional side lengths.  They then engage in hands-on construction of two-dimensional shapes, developing a foundation for classifying the shapes by reasoning about their attributes.  This module fills a gap between Grade 4s work with two-dimensional figures and Grade 6s work with volume and area.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
01/17/2014
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This resource links to both Measurement & Data progression documents published by the Common Core Writing Teams in June 2011.

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ISBE Math Specialists