Building Blocks

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Math is a lot like building blocks—it requires a solid foundation. A short performance task has pupils consider the volume of a cubic block. It then asks mathematicians to find the surface area and volume of a prism made from stacking several blocks.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in some actual blocks for pupils to use
  • Apply the worksheet as a quiz
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with volume concepts
Pros

  • Includes a printable worksheet
  • Provides correct answers and sample work as part of a scoring rubric
Cons

  • Quality of diagrams is poor
Common Core