|Vocabulary List from our Textbook|
|It's all about the boxes when talking about solids|
Cereal boxes are best for introducing solids.
#1 have students bring in boxes to name and label them (count vertexes, faces, edges)
#2 cut out the boxes and define surface area and measure each section
#3 build the box again and predict how many cubes will fill the box (volume)
|Friends helping each other measure for surface area. Notice the Motts box?|
|Final answer for surface area for Frosted Flakes cereal.|
#4 Finally I give the students some graph paper and they draw the nets and predict how many cubes will fit in their container. As you can see in the video, she is holding her container and learned a huge lesson about volume.