Here's an opportunity to let your students incorporate real-life math, food, art, and volume into one activity!
Using the directions and examples I have provided, your students will design 3 different boxes for a new brand of food. They will create a regular size box, a mini box, and a large value size box, then calculate the volume of each.
This snack box design activity is UNIQUE among similar activities here on TpT, since it requires students to multiply by fractions and mixed numbers, in alignment with Common Core Standards.
It is also better than the rest, since I have provided 5 ideas for extensions/early finishers.
Finally, there are 2 different dot papers (like graph paper, but just with dots), to help your students draw neat and realistic boxes.
Your students will have fun and learn about calculating volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths!
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Volume Voyage station activity
- Want to make volume questions fun and keep your student active? Well let your students "voyage" around the room as part of the Volume Voyage activity!
- Cut out the squares. Complete the puzzle by matching the question side of one square to the side of another square with the correct answer. Eventually, your teacher will show you how to read the secret message!
Volume Color-by-Number Activity
- Complete the problems in each row. Circle the correct answer. Match the problem numbers with the color you circled to create a colorful picture!
Safe Cracker - Volume
Students can become world famous safe crackers! Your students will use the clues and their math skills to help crack the safes, in order to claim the prizes found inside!