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The Painted Cube - ID: 8249

Students investigate volume and surface area.  For this Algebra I/Geometry lesson, students explore patterns and algebraic thinking as they visualize dismantling a large cube to determine the number of small cubes having painted faces.  Students extend the pattern they observe for a 2 X 2, a 3 X 3, and a 4 X 4 cube as they explore the scatter plot of their data. 

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 10th
Subjects
Math
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2007
Included Materials
  • Project
  • Worksheet

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