Building Boxes

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Build foundational knowledge of volume by building boxes. Given dimensions for a piece of grid paper, young mathematicians determine the number of possible open-top boxes it will make. As part of this task, they also find the box with the greatest volume.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide grid paper so learners can actually build the boxes
Classroom Considerations
  • Scholars should have experience with volumes of rectangular prisms
  • If you have pupils build actual boxes, the activity requires centimeter cubes
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  • Includes worksheets for the activity
  • Lets teachers download or print the resource as a worksheet
  • Students must access images, which is a bit cumbersome
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