Volume and Surface Area, A Sweet Activity

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Geometry.... sweet! Using sugar cubes, learners build rectangular prisms of different sizes and shapes. They glue them together and assess volume. Then they color the outer sides to visualize and compute surface area. To make a visceral impression, each class member cuts a rectangular prism-shaped piece from a rectangular cake and frosts it to show surface area. 

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