Build-a-Toy

This Build-a-Toy performance task also includes:

Don't toy with using a fun lesson. Scholars design new toys and then create scale drawings. They determine the volume and surface area of the toys, and then research prices of raw materials to estimate the manufacturing costs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have a contest with different categories to see who can design the best toy
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires graph paper, ruler, and a calculator
  • Learners should be familiar with scales, volume formulas, and surface area formulas
Pros
  • Provides a warm-up sheet to review volume and surface area formulas
  • Includes a rubric for the project
Cons
  • None