MATHVILLE Build a City Summer Math Project Geometry Volume Area Nets

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5th - 12th, Homeschool
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9 student worksheet pages + 12 nets + 4 maps + 9 answer key pages + instructions & material list
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I loved using this with my students. They were so engaged. Younger students seeing the project asked to do it as well! It was a great end of year project for my gifted students.
I used this resource for Geometry classes. The students needed a little help to get going, but the packets were so organized and thorough they were able to work through much of it while I had a sub.


Give your students the chance to build their own city from scratch with MATHVILLE!

In this project students will go through 6 phases where you will measure, calculate, cut, color, build, paste, and use your math problem solving skills to construct the city from scratch. Students will calculate the base area, surface area and volume of 3d figures (last two are optional depending on grade level). The nets form the buildings of the city, their base area will help the students know the location of each building on the map by matching the areas. Students will be able to use their creativity by adding final touches to their city to make it more realistic!

This project comes with:

-5 worksheets for phases 1-5 so students can show their calculations and answers.

-12 nets that students must take measurements of to calculate their dimensions,

-Materials list (scissors, glue, a ruler, colors, and other optional materials),

-Student instructions page,

-Teacher instructions and tips,

-Complete project in plain white or graph paper background,

-Grading Rubric & Answer keys!

Teacher, you just PRINT & GO! (Printing instructions & teacher tips included)

This resource comes with a digital version in Google Slides with access via Google Classroom.

*This is a long project, it usually takes me and my students over a week to finish it. We usually do one phase per period (50 minutes), and an extra day for final touches and presentation.

Hits CC Standards

  • CCSS.6.G.A.2
  • CCSS.6.G.A.4
  • CCSS.7.G.A.1
  • CCSS.7.G.B.6
  • CCSS.8.G.C.9


  • TEKS.MA.8.6.A
  • TEKS.MA.8.6.B
  • TEKS.MA.8.7.A
  • TEKS.MA.8.7.B

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Total Pages
9 student worksheet pages + 12 nets + 4 maps + 9 answer key pages + instructions & material list
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
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.
Describe the two-dimensional figures that result from slicing three-dimensional figures, as in plane sections of right rectangular prisms and right rectangular pyramids.
Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.


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