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Volume and Surface Area, A Sweet Activity

Geometry.... sweet! Using sugar cubes, learners build rectangular prisms of different sizes and shapes. They glue them together and assess volume. Then they color the outer sides to visualize and compute surface area. To make a visceral impression, each class member cuts a rectangular prism-shaped piece from a rectangular cake and frosts it to show surface area. 

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Grade
1st - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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