Ping Pong Packing

This Ping Pong Packing unit plan also includes:

Bounce off some ideas to reduce the amount of wasted space. Teams work together to determine the best size and shape of container to package a large order of ping pong balls. Groups are to design the container to reduce the amount of unused space within the package. After creating the best design, pupils share out their ideas to the class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have scholars investigate the difference if the balls do not sit right on top of each other
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be familiar with finding the volume of prisms, cylinders, and cones
  • Groups need access to the GeoGebra program
Pros
  • Includes a rubric for the task
  • Contains suggestions of strategies for differentiation
Cons
  • None
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