This article is written for middle school students to learn about surface area and volume. The article explains surface area and volume, how you find them, the type of units needed, and real world examples of both. A graphic organizer, partner reading activity, and student directions are included to use at the station. Reading and summarizing this article has been a great way to get students comfortable with quantifying three-dimensional figures.
This article was written by Kimberly Wasylyk, a math teacher with 10 years of experience.
**Leave Feedback after your purchase to earn TpT credits!!**
This activity is included in the Articles Bundle (10% off), the Geometry Bundle (15% off), the BIG BUNDLE for second semester (20% off), and the BEST BUNDLE for the whole year (25% off)!
CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.2 Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas V = l w h and V = b h to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.4 Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
Middle School Math Article - How to Quantify a Three-Dimensional Figure
by Kimberly Wasylyk
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License