This Finding Surface Area and Volume—Using Cubes and Isometric Drawings lesson plan also includes:
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.
- 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
- 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
- Relates prior learning to new content
- Includes teacher reflection questions