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Math - Cereal Box Project - 6th Grade

Math - Cereal Box Project - 6th Grade
Math - Cereal Box Project - 6th Grade
Math - Cereal Box Project - 6th Grade
Math - Cereal Box Project - 6th Grade
Math - Cereal Box Project - 6th Grade
Math - Cereal Box Project - 6th Grade
Math - Cereal Box Project - 6th Grade
Math - Cereal Box Project - 6th Grade
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This is a Project Based Learning Unit that focuses on students re-designing the traditional Cereal Box. Students will work through the Engineering Design Process as well as learn the background mathematical concepts to create a newer version of a Cereal Container that decreases the Surface Area of materials while simultaneously increasing the total Volume.


Cereal Box Project - Middle School Math

Topics Covered:

•The Engineering Design Process
•Volume of Prisms
•Area and Surface Area of Polygons using Nets
•Operations with Decimals
•Research and Investigation
•Presentation Development


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This Project Based Learning unit targets 6th grade ELA, Science, Math, and Social Studies Standards with a focus on the Engineering Design Process (NGSS), but can easily be modified to meet standards for grade levels above and below with simple modifications.

This Project Based Learning Unit exemplifies the critical components of a true PBL and has the following elements built into the PBL Design:

-Key Knowledge and Understandings
-Challenge Question
-Sustained Inquiry
-Authentic Experience
-Student Voice and Choice
-Reflection
-Critique and Revision
-Reflection
-Public Product


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8 Lessons
The Engineering Design Process and STEM Design Challenges


Lesson on Operations with Decimals focusing on Multiplication

6 Lessons
Surface Area of: Rectangular Prisms, Triangular Prisms, Square Pyramids, and Tetrahedrons.

• Lesson 1 – Overview of Surface Area
• Lesson 2 – Rectangular Prisms (3 total Lessons included)
• Lesson 3 – Triangular Prisms
• Lesson 4 – Square Pyramids
• Lesson 5 – Tetrahedrons
• Lesson 6 – Review of Surface Area
• Application to Real World Activity
• Formative Assessments and Modifications

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3 lessons
Volume of Rectangular Prisms

• Lesson # 1 –Volume
• Lesson # 2 – Volume of Rectangular Prisms
• Lesson # 3 – Volume and Application

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This is a comprehensive 6 week Project Based Learning Unit that can be downloaded and immediately put into use in your classroom. This unit focuses on teaching Math, and ELA standards through the Engineering Design Process for 6th grade students but can easily be modified for lower and upper grades. This Project Based Learning Unit can also be extended by using the extension lessons and standards included.

Common Core Math Standards:

•CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.B.2
•CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.B.3
•CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.G.A.2
•CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.G.A.4
•CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4
•CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5
•CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.A
•CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.5.B


Next Generation Science Standards:

•MS-ETS1-1
•MS-ETS1-2
•MS-ETS1-3
•MS-ETS1-4

Common Core English Language Arts Standards:

•CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.4
•CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.5
•CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.6



•Collaboration
•Problem solving
•Communication
•Research
•Teamwork


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Total Pages
450 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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