Building Sandcastles

This Building Sandcastles performance also includes:

Finalize the plans before playing in the sand. Learners design sandcastles using geometric and composite figures. They create blueprints, including the scale, and three-dimensional models of their castles. Finally, scholars calculate the surface area and volume of the sandcastles and determine how much the sand they need will cost. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide a short mini-lesson on determining the number of pounds of sand needed for a specific castle size
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should be comfortable with unit conversions
  • Assumes pupils know how to find the volume and surface area of geometric figures
  • Contains a benchmark paper
  • Includes templates for geometric nets
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