Finding Surface Area and Volume—Using Cubes and Isometric Drawings

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Can you have an object with a larger volume than surface area? Young mathematicians explore finding the volume and surface area of three-dimensional figures. Using an isometric drawing tool, they discover the volume and surface area of figures. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Before the lesson, review the concepts of volume and surface area of 3-D structures
  • Challenge scholars to create a figure with a volume of 12 units squared and a surface area of exactly 36 units
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies strongly on prior knowledge from each of the previous lessons in the series
  • The lesson is the fifth in a series of six within the large unit on Isometric Drawings
Pros

  • Relates prior learning to new content
  • Includes teacher reflection questions
Cons

  • None