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Students will bring in a box (and cylinder) from home and use it to find surface area (using 2 different methods), volume and to create a net. Students will also review measurement and use appropriate units (squared and cubed). This project will enable the students to actually understand the surfac
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Cereal Box Surface Area Project is also available in the following packages at a discount: 1) Middle School Math Lessons, Projects, and Games eBook (42 engaging math activities - 438 pages) (\$87.00) 2) Geometry Activities eBook for Middle School Math (6 lessons/projects) (\$23.00) Check out these
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Using household items, students will create a three dimensional creation and then calculate the area and volume of their shape. This is a great way to combine creativity with art and math! Included you will receive a detailed project sheet, a sheet for students to complete their volume and surface
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Each pair of students built a tin man out of boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, Styrofoam balls, and cones. They had to use a formula sheet to first measure the surface area of the parts, showing all of their work for each part. Next they had to tape the parts together. The tin man had to
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Students love this project! They take everyday objects and create a 3D model including a pyramid, cylinder, sphere, cone and prism. The then calculate the surface area and volume of each shape to demonstrate their understanding of formulas.
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Sicily’s Pizza specializes in delivering 8.25-inch x 6.5-inch rectangular personal pizzas to businesses for lunch. However, the smallest pizza box on the market is designed to hold a 12-inch round pizza. The owner of Sicily’s decides to ask you and several other packaging engineers to design and bui
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Students explore scale drawings and surface area in this engaging project with a classroom makeover! The PBL activity has three parts: Working with Scale Drawings Students use a scaled drawing of a classroom on a grid to answer questions and gain familiarity with drawing to scale. My Current Clas
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Students will create surface are people. They will calculate the surface area of their 3 people and write a story about their characters.
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Students are tasked to design a mosaic and calculate the surface area of the shapes they create. Worksheet provides instructions and an example of what a completed project should look like.
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This week-long activity has students work in groups to build a 3D figure out of recycled objects, then measure and calculate the amount of surface area on their figure. Once given the exact amount of aluminum foil they've determined they need, they apply it to find out if their calculations were ac
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Great VESTED lesson plan for volume and surface area. I did this for one of my observations and it went EXTREMELY well.
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Students apply their knowledge of area to 3-D shapes instead of 2-D shapes.
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Note: Toilet Paper Geometry is formatted using US Standard units involving inches and feet, square inches and square feet, and cubic inches. The worksheets are NOT available in metric units. Toilet Paper Geometry Project is also available in the following packages at a discount: 1) Middle School
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This unit is sure to ENGAGE your junior students and teach a ton of 2D and 3D measurement Concepts such as: * Selecting appropriate Units of Measurement (metric system) * Measuring perimeter (regular, irregular, missing sides) * Measuring area (square, rectangle, parallelogram, triangles) * Making
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STEM Challenge! Let’s build a box! (And learn a little about volume and surface area, too!) Your students will love this terrific STEM activity. They will use cereal boxes and have great discussions about the appearance of the boxes, as well as how much a box contains. They will learn about volume
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Nothing like a good criminal investigation to liven up geometry! In this project, students will work in teams to investigate the culprit of six fictional thefts. The criminal has left six messages, layered with geometry practice. Teams will work to build a case and present their findings to the cour
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This classroom tested math activity combines plotting points on a coordinate grid (using all four quadrants) with nets of solid figures, surface area, and volume. Students are given a set of plot points in which they will connect the dots on a coordinate grid. The result will be a picture of the n
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My Volume & Surface Area worksheets and activities all in a money saving bundle! You save significant money and time versus purchasing these separately! Included in this set are the following products which includes all of my Volume & Surface Area Drive Instruction, Whodunnits, CSI, Person
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FOLLOW ME ON TPT! This resource is everything you need to set up an awesome City-Scape Project, just add students, cardboard and tape!!! The project asks the students to plan and build a city with 3D shapes such as: rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, square-based pyramids and triangle based py
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Students apply and extend knowledge of volume and surface area with this project learning project. Build a city set up into 4 different phases: Phase 1: Create 2-D Map Phase 2: Record Building Dimensions Phase 3: Approval from City Council Phase 4: Build 3-D Model The project is laid out step by
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Surface area can be so perplexing to students when they first set out to learn it! I am a huge believer in hands-on application to help kids understand the hows and whys of calculating the surface area of 3-d shapes. By making 3-D "pet" polyhedron (rectangular prism, rectangular pyramid or triangula
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This is a Pick 3 Choice board relating to Perimeter, Area, Surface Area and Volume. This would be a great way to review the unit or do an independent study in a differentiated classroom.
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Time to start preparing for the state assessments!! I created these 13 extended response (constructed response) questions for my 6th grade class so they could practice calculating surface area and drawing nets. These questions would also be great for a 7th grade classroom too! I created these que
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This project was SO much fun to watch my students lightbulbs go off as they began to build this project. In the end, the products they made were amazing!! The packet includes the student hand outs and the standards it covers for making their own mini cities. Students work on groups to create all of
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This hands on Geometry Project will have your students using their creativity to construct a critter and calculate his surface area and volume. I have had much success with this project over the years and provide sample past projects on my website: http://www.meghanbenson.com Included in this PDF
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Great activity to reinforce or review area formulas and surface area. The activity has two levels of birdhouse templates to make it easy for you to differentiate. This 2-3 class period activity is also great for projects at the beginning of the year, end of year, or around holidays. The first tem
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Surface Area and Volume Lab--No Materials Required! What's Included: Surface Area and Volume Notes Formulas for Surface Area of Prisms (Rectangular, Triangular, Pentagonal, Hexagonal, Octagonal), Surface Area of Pyramids (Square, Rectangular, Triangular, Pentagonal, Hexagonal, and Octagonal) and Vol
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This product is a surface area and volume of cylinders final task. Students are asked to buy paint for their house. They are given three different options and must decide which option is the best for them. This is an application task of real life cylinders scenario. Students will use their basic
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Geometry "B" Unit Eleven: Surface Area and Volume Bellwork/Exit Cards/Station Questions There are four different documents in this zip file: The first is a set of 14 Bellwork ( sometimes called bell ringers, warm-ups, entrance tickets or class starters) questions that are presented in two differe
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Surface Area & Volume of 3-Dimensional Figures Graphic Organizer/Reference Sheet This product contains a two page teacher reference and a two page student fill-in version covering the main formulas from a Surface Area and Volume Unit in a Second Semester Geometry course. Perfect for start of
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Students are given a generic cereal (I used Cheerios) and told to create the most cost-efficient and desirable packaging to attract consumers to buy their cereal over their competitors (their classmates!) Each group finds out their profit considering factors such as price of packaging, cost to buye
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Surface Area and Volume Riddle Worksheets and Quick Reference Bundle This product contains five of my best selling Riddle Worksheets and my Quick Reference Sheet covering the main formulas from a Surface Area and Volume Unit in a Geometry "B" course. Perfect for start of a unit, study guides, pr
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This unit teaches students about Volume and Surface Area of 3-Dimensional shapes through 6 independent lessons and then a Formative Assessment We offer this unit as part of our 7th Grade Geometry Bundle that can be accessed here: 7th Grade Comprehensive Unit of Geometry Standards ***************
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State Standards: 7.G.1 Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale. 7.G.6 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of tw
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Happy Holidays Teachers! Are you looking for an engaging, hands-on, holiday-themed math, arts-infusion project aligned to the Common Core Math standard 6.G.A.4? If so, you have found the perfect resource: The Paper Gingerbread House Project! This project is aligned to the Common Core Math standard
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SQUAREA (a hybrid word I created which stands for "Square Area") is a hands-on math project that helps students to discover area, volume, and surface area in a very concrete, visual manner. Students measure objects in a classroom, create square feet, draw square inches, construct cubic feet, constr
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Get your students engaged and moving while solving for volume and surface area of rectangular prisms. Volume & Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms 1 Trashketball is a competitive and motivating math game that involves students naming or drawing each item and shooting baskets. There are 4 rounds i
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Fantastic end of the year class or take home project! Give your students the chance to practice finding the surface area and volume of geometric solids with a theme they all know and love, Angry Birds! Students will build the characters from paper nets, find the actual dimensions of each characte
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Students can choose one of seven different room layouts (of varying difficulty/complexity) to redecorate. They will answer questions about the area/surface area of the room's walls and floors, and calculate the cost of materials for their project. This download includes a digital example of the fi
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I use this as a volume and surface area project for my 7th and 8th grade students. Students receive the following instructions: You have been hired to design and create a new unique candy container for a candy shop. Your candy container can be any 3-D shape, but keep in mind that you will have
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This unit provides many hands on activities and real world problems for students to really understand the application of surface area of different types of prisms. Students will be instructed through 9 detailed lessons with accompanying activities and formative assessments. We have created this
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This lesson teaches students how to find the Surface Area of a Rectangular Prism by using its net. It also introduces students to using the formula for Surface Area of a Rectangular Prism Also, we have a unit bundle for Surface Area of Prisms at: 6th Grade Geometry: Surface Area of Prisms Bundle
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I use this hands-on activity as a way to reinforce the concept of volume within my science classroom; however this could also be used as a math activity. This packet includes all the directions needed to create the 3-dimensional models of different shapes and the mobile to display them. It also in
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After learning the volume and surface area of a cylinder, this project is a great way to check for understanding! Students are given a task of finding how to double the volume of a given can without changing the surface area too much. The task gives the original can and 3 options for them to choose.
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Engage students in hands-on, relevant learning with this volume and surface area project. Students begin by analyzing a real scenario and using volume, surface area, and reasoning to answer three prompts. The focus of the discovery worksheet is on cones, cylinders, and spheres as aligned to the ei
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This project can be used when teaching Surface Area and Volume in grades 5-7. Students will design their own cereal brand and box. Students will label their cereal box and it’s dimensions. Then, students will find the volume of the cereal box. Students will create a surface area net or
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Notes, Activities, HW, and Test over Surface Area Page 2: Composite figures (Notes) Page 3: Nets (Notes) Page 4-5: Nets of a cube Page 6: Introduction to Surface Area (Notes) Page 7: Discovering Surface Area Page 8: Wrapping a Rubik Cube Page 9: Student practice Page 10: SA Triangular Prism Page 1
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Get students talking about surface area and volume with the 25 questions and tasks designed to be snapshots of learning, reviewing, or recycling of skills that promote math talk. Skills referenced in Snapshot Math to Talk About ~ Surface Area and Volume: -comparison of two-dimensional and three-di
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Get your students engaged and moving while solving for volume and surface area of rectangular prisms with fractional and decimal sides. Volume & Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms 2 Trashketball is a competitive and motivating math game that involves students naming or drawing each item and shoo
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This is a project that asks the students to create a new milk carton that has the greatest volume and the least surface area... Complete with student recording sheets and rubrics. Students need to present their findings to the class, group work or individual.
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This performance task is to be used as a culmination project after students have learned how to calculate surface area and volume of three dimensional solids. They should also have knowledge of nets of geometric solids and prisms, including how to create them and construct the solid from them. Thi
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“It’s a Wrap!” is a festive, hands-on activity pack is great for a semester-end review of surface area. Included are… - Teacher Tips: Suggestions and Instructions for setting up the activity - Exhibit Number Tags: plain and illustrated versions - “Wrap Like a Pro” Tips for students - Exhib
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