Fill 'er Up

Prisms pack a lot of learning into a small package! Investigate the equation for finding the volume of a rectangular prism using online resources, hands-on folding, and discussion. Geometry scholars work individually and in pairs to model and infer how to determine volume in 3-D shapes.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas

  • Make a few models in advance or demonstrate how it is done before pupils begin
  • Keep and display good student work after the class completes their origami
Classroom Considerations

  • Schedule time in the computer lab for individuals to use the interactive¬†
  • Assign partners for the second part of the activity

  • The resource has a little something for everyone, from physical paper folding to tech
  • Well-written discussion questions help you dig in to the class' level of comprehension

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