Dandy Candies

Package design is an economic necessity. Young scholars assume the role in an interesting inquiry-based lesson. Given 24 cubic shaped candies to package, they must determine the arrangement that uses the least amount of cardboard to package.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate as a performance task assessment over volume and surface area of prisms
  • Create a handout for pupils to record their calculations and predictions
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects proficiency with calculating surface area and volume of cubes
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  • Includes a key with completed volume and surface area calculations
  • Provides ideas to continue the lesson with more advanced pupils
  • None
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