Writing Task 6.G.4

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Malik thinks he knows the surface area of a rectangular prism, but is he right? Provided with a net of the three-dimensional figure labeled with its dimensions, young mathematicians must determine whether or not Malik's solution is correct, supporting their answer with a written explanation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer this exercise as a warm-up activity during a lesson series on calculating the surface of three-dimensional figures
  • Allow individuals to share and discuss their answers with a partner, small group, or the whole class
  • Use this problem as an exit card assessment following a lesson on using nets of 3-D shapes to calculate surface area
Classroom Considerations

  • While the illustration includes the dimensions necessary for solving the problem, a certain level of spatial reasoning is required that may be challenging for some learners
Pros

  • Exercise is available as a Word document that teachers can modify to meet the needs of their students
  • Document is formatted to include two copies of the problem on a single page
Cons

  • None
Common Core