Building a Box

Here is a lesson plan that is a diamond in the rough! Groups work to find all the possible nets of jewelry box in the shape of a cube. Using grid paper, they draw out their nets and defend them to the rest of the class.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups develop a poster of the nets they found and create a museum walk of the posters
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should know about nets
  • Provide manipulatives for groups to use as faces of the cube
Pros

  • Contains a timed interactive
  • Provides reflection questions for the teacher
  • Suggests extensions to deepen students' understanding
Cons

  • None
Common Core