Cereal Box Surface Area

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How much math can your learners pour out of a cereal box? Your middle schoolers will explore their favorite cereal and calculate the surface area, volume, and weight ratios and log this information on the provided worksheet. They get to break down the box to get an accurate surface area while writing down all the information on the back. They can compare with other groups to see which cereal has the highest weight-to-volume ratio and additionally, you can have them find the weight-to-cost ratio to see which cereal is cheaper. The cereal box project includes math and munchies in one fun and explorative activity! 

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CCSS: Adaptable

  • Multi-standard lessons addresses multiple math topics
  • Example of project provided in materials
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