This PDF includes the student answer recording sheet along with 10 stations. At each station, students will get to measure a real box (my kids typically bring in cereal boxes or shoe boxes) using standard measurements and non-standard measurements.
For example, at one station they may find the volume using a ruler on the centimeter side and at another station they may use paper clips to measure.
Ten stations are included, but you could always get crafty and add your own! Students can rotate through the 10 stations in groups of 2 and 3, using their hands and knowledge of geometry to find the volume of real boxes. Their predictions and findings are recorded on the Breaking Down Boxes sheet!
Fun. Interactive. Hands on. Uses manipulatives. Concrete. It simply doesn't get easier or more AUTHENTIC!