A job supervisor assigns the task of presenting the best analysis of the 'boxing' potential for a 16"x20" piece of cardboard.
This performance task requires students to demonstrate understanding of rectangular prisms and modeling volume with polynomial functions. They must be able to write an algebraic model and use it to identify key design features, all while considering appropriate domain values and levels of accuracy.
This task is suitable for advanced algebra students studying polynomial functions (relative extrema are evaluated with use of technology) OR for calculus students using derivatives to evaluate extrema.
Also included in this download is an answer key, a comprehensive grading rubric and a cover page with enduring understandings, common core standards alignment, and teacher notes.