Surface Area and Volume Project

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Taylor J's Math Materials
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6th - 8th
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17 pages
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My kids LOVED this project. So much fun and so much learning! We are only required to do certain solids, but the kids loved practicing and trying the formulas for the others just as much! Thank you!
My students loved this activity and it was perfect timing to complete this project right before spring break when the students were done with regular paper/pencil tasks.


Students work together in groups to construct 3-D figures from nets, build a CASTLE, calculate the surface area and volume, and compete to make the most creative castle! This project is a must-have for studying surface area and volume!

Castle Creation

In this package:

- Student packet that includes guidelines to build a castle with a group

- Teacher edition with important notes and implementation guide

- Nets for: cubes, rectangular prisms, cones, tetrahedrons, cylinders and square pyramids

- Formula guide for students

- Prize coupons for winners of the "Most Creative Castle"

- Grading Rubric

How it works:

Students first create their own 3-D figure, defining the number of edges, faces, vertices, and the volume. They then work within their groups to create a castle using color and their imagination! Students are asked to find the TOTAL number of edges, faces, vertices, and total volume for their entire castle!


approximately two 1-hour class periods

Possible uses: review of surface area and volume, final project, intro to surface area and volume


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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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