Writing Task 6.G.2

This Writing Task 6.G.2 assessment also includes:

Young mathematicians help figure out how much it will cost to fill Kaylea's sandbox in this real-world geometry problem. Given the dimensions of the sandbox and the cost of sand, students must use their knowledge of volume and unit rates to find a solution, providing a brief explanation supporting their answer.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Implement this exercise as a warm-up activity during a geometry unit on volume
  • Provide time for students to share their solutions with a partner, small group, or the entire class
  • Assess student learning by using this problem as an exit card following a lesson on finding the volume of rectangular prisms
  • Differentiate the exercise by changing the dimensions of the sandbox, using decimals, fractions, or simple whole numbers
Pros

  • A labeled illustration of the sandbox is included that supports students with understanding the problem
  • Resource is available as a Word document that can be modified by teachers
Cons

  • None
Common Core