Fruit Boxes

Perfect for visual and hands-on learners, an engaging lesson prompts pupils to consider the different-sized boxes they can create from a piece of cardboard. They develop a model to determine the size of the box with the greatest volume. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an assessment task after a unit on volume
  • Create collaborative groups, and give each group a different size piece of cardboard to consider
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide your pupils with a piece of cardboard to manipulate while completing the task
Pros

  • Includes a rubric that assigns points to different steps within the problem
  • A straightforward task that provides pupils with a real-life example that addresses their mathematical skills
Cons

  • Disregards fractional lengths which may lead to a more precise answer