Girl Scout Cookies

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How many Girl Scout cookies can you fit in a trunk? Learners consider this question after watching a video of an SUV being filled to the top with single boxes of the cookies. They use measurements of the trunk and the box of cookies to estimate the number of boxes in the vehicle. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate as an introduction to volume of solids
  • Bring in a Girl Scout cookie box for pupils to measure individually
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects an understanding of three-dimensional measurements
Pros

  • Provides ideas to extend the lesson
  • Allows for instructor comments and questions
Cons

  • None
Common Core