Unit Plan

Surface Area and Volume of 3-D Objects

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This Surface Area and Volume of 3-D Objects unit plan also includes:

Don't let the class tank the project. After reviewing formulas for surface area and volume, pupils design fish tanks that maximize volume. They research cost of materials online and must meet a budgetary constraint when creating their tanks.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in a fish tank, so scholars can take sample measurements
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should understand how to use spreadsheets
  • Experience with surface area and volume is necessary
  • Provides student worksheets to help with understanding
  • Lists possible questions to use as part of a discussion
  • None
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