Differentiated, hands on geometry stations designed to provide challenge, understanding and rehearsal of solving real-world problems involving area, surface area, and volume. This performance task mini-unit culminates with a final assessment where students will design and construct a candy box, based on task specifications and a rubric, to demonstrate hands-on application of the content standards. Students will need to understand the basics of geometry for middle school math where they will continue to learn to calculate the volume of 3-D shapes, circumference, solve problems dealing with ratio and scale, and be able to describe shapes created by slicing 3-D solid figures. Geometric shapes and calculating volume and surface area are a big part of the human world from manufacturing to aeronautics to everyday life in caring for a home or paying someone else to do so.
Great for differentiating math for Gifted and high-ability 6th Grade Math Students.