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#### EngageNY Grade 6 Math Module 5: Area, Surface Area, and Volume Problems

Scholars take part in 20 lessons covering math concepts—area, surface area, and volume. Learning opportunities enforce knowledge of measurement and geometric shapes. A mid-unit exam challenges pupils to demonstrate what they know this...

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#### Use Nets to Represent Three-Dimensional Figures and Find Surface Area (6.G.A.4)

The nine resources in this collection model how to explore surface area with different shapes and how to use nets to help visualize these shapes. The last two videos in the series are application-based and test the skills developed by...

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#### 6th Grade Math Vocabulary Cards

Build math vocabulary with a collection of flashcards designed to support the Houghton Mifflin sixth grade math curriculum. Eight sets of cards cover a multitude of concepts. Terms appear alongside their definition and labeled picture...

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#### Math Stars: a Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 8

You've just hit the jackpot of integrating math problems and riddles with this jumbo-sized resource! Written as a newsletter, scroll through 35 pages of puzzles and quality problems to engage and encourage your learners to inquire and...

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#### Saxon Math Course 2

Add some variety to your school or district's math curriculum with this comprehensive collection of materials. Offering over 900 pages of Saxon Math lessons, worksheets, and activities, this resource is a gold mine for any middle school...

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#### Saxon Math Course 1

Looking to enhance your math curriculum? Then this collection of Saxon math worksheets is for you! With over 700 pages of content, you find will materials covering any topic you can imagine relating to upper-elementary and middle school...

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#### Exploring 3-D Geometry

Take young mathematicians on an exploration of the world of 3-D geometry with this seven-lesson unit. After first defining the terms perimeter, area, and volume and how they apply to the real world, students continue on to learn the...

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#### Cereal Box Surface Area

How much math can your learners pour out of a cereal box? Your middle schoolers will explore their favorite cereal and calculate the surface area, volume, and weight ratios and log this information on the provided worksheet. They get to...

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#### 3-D Measurement Project

Go beyond flakes and bran and provide this fun and tasty activity that lets learners design and create their own cereal box. It's all about the box when your middle schoolers provide directions and a solution on how to calculate the...

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#### “I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Math

Help your sixth graders reach their Common Core math standards by providing them with a checklist of "I can" statements for each standard. As each concept is covered, kids can check it off, as long as they can do what it states.

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#### Exploring Geometry

Middle schoolers construct a three-dimensional model of a city using both similar and congruent figures and geometric transformations. City must have at least ten buildings with each building labeled and may be constructed out of paper...

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#### Geometry

New ReviewShape one's understanding of geometry using the resource. The sixth of seven chapters in 6th Grade Math focuses on geometry principles. Future mathematicians learn to find the area of parallelograms, trapezoids, triangles, and other...

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#### Sports Bag

Lay it out using the least amount of material. Learners use the dimensions of a cylindrical sports bag to find out the size of pieces of material needed to sew them. The pupils find the best placement of the pieces to use the least...

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#### Smoothie Box

Make it a tight fit. Given drawings of a smoothie bottle, pupils need to determine the size of a box to hold 12 bottles. Scholars draw a net to show the dimensions needed to create a closed box that would not allow the bottles to move...

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#### Candle Box

Shine some light on nets. Using a creative assessment task, pupils create a net that would fold up into a hexagonal box and include the tabs needed for gluing the box together. Scholars then draw candles on each of the sides and the top...

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#### Surface Area of Boxes

Explore surface area out of the box. Pairs investigate surface area by measuring two boxes and calculating the area of each side. Classmates trace one of the boxes onto butcher paper and create a net with the same area. Groups then...

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#### Terrific Triangles

Scholars show what they know about types of triangles with a hands-on activity that challenges them to build models using toothpicks. Following a whole-class discussion and brief presentation, small groups gather to form shapes and...

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#### Plastic Water Bottle Design – What’s the Best Shape?

Join the fight to reduce plastic waste. A hands-on STEM activity first teaches scholars about the scourge of plastic waste. They then measure the dimensions of water bottles to calculate surface areas and volumes before using the surface...

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#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 6th Grade Math – Target H

Knowing the surface area certainly helps when deciding how much paint to buy before a project. Scholars solve for surface area, as well as volume and area, as part of the presentation from Grade 6 Claim 1 Item Slide Shows. Geometric...

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#### Surface Area

Surface area is the sum of the parts. Given the measurements of different prisms, pupils determine their surface areas. Individuals find the area of each surface and figure out the surface area by finding the sum. The video, part of a...

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#### Surface Area of Other Prisms

Wrap up a lesson on surface area with a useful video. Pupils learn how to find the surface area of triangular and trapezoidal prisms. They watch a video to see an example for each type of prism.

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#### Surface Area of an L-Shape Prism

Learn to love the L-shape prism. Viewers of an informative video see how to find the surface area of a composite prism. The method shown finds the area of each side separately and then calculates the sum.

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#### Surface Area of a Cuboid

Don't avoid the cuboid. A short video describes how to find the surface area of a rectangular prism by adding the areas of all its sides. The narrator of the video works through two examples using the process to ensure understanding.

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#### Packaging

Wrap up an engineering lesson with a worthwhile project. An engineering design task challenges groups to develop a package for a pharmaceutical company given constraints on the volume. Learners then create a presentation to highlight...