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Volume and Surface Area Challenge: 3-D Drawings & Problem Solving

Volume and Surface Area Challenge: 3-D Drawings & Problem Solving
Volume and Surface Area Challenge: 3-D Drawings & Problem Solving
Volume and Surface Area Challenge: 3-D Drawings & Problem Solving
Volume and Surface Area Challenge: 3-D Drawings & Problem Solving
Volume and Surface Area Challenge: 3-D Drawings & Problem Solving
Volume and Surface Area Challenge: 3-D Drawings & Problem Solving
Volume and Surface Area Challenge: 3-D Drawings & Problem Solving
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This is a fun activity I whipped up for my 5th grade teachers: basically, it helps students understand the relationship between surface area and volume of a solid by seeing that it is possible to remove cubes from a solid without affecting its surface area, but that its also possible to re-configure a solid so that its volume remains constant while changing the surface area.

What's fun about this activity is that it the answers are "sketches" - that is, the students record their answers in isometric drawings using special grid paper which allows them to generate 3 dimensional images without the need for a ruler or protractor.

What's even MORE FUN about this activity is that there are 2 challenge problems where the solutions can be "sketched" but are impossible to build in physical space. Kinda cool, y'know?

If you want more three dimensional challenges for your students, you should definitely look at these activities:

Can You Build This? 10 3-Dimensional Geometric Construction Puzzles

AND

Can You Build This? 10 3-Dimensional Geometric Construction Puzzles
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