Give small groups handfuls of unit cubes and then dare them to build as many rectangular prisms as possible using only 12 cubes. This engaging activity serves as an introduction to the volume of solid figures. In addition to volume, measurers also learn about surface area by counting the faces the cubes that are visible on their prisms. A neat printable data table comes with the lesson plan, along with a worksheet that reinforces newly acquired skills.
Back to Math for Students and ParentsEnjoy bringing students back into the math classroom with a collection of ice breakers and intro activities. Included are back to school ice breakers and activities, jumbo packs of worksheets, and a few ideas for back to school math lessons. Included are items to share with parents at Back-to-School night to bring them back into the curriculum as well.6th - 8th Math