Surface Area of Cubes and Cuboids

Surface Area of Cubes and Cuboids
Surface Area of Cubes and Cuboids
Surface Area of Cubes and Cuboids

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Surface Area of Cubes and Cuboids

Students learn how to find the surface area of cubes and cuboids using nets and 3D drawings.  As learning progresses students are challenged to find an unknown length of a cuboid when the surface area is given.

The start of the lesson challenges students to imagine the hidden faces of a cube while following a pattern.  At the end they investigate different surface areas when given a fixed volume.

Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to measure the surface area of a cuboid by counting.
  • Most students should be able to calculate the surface area of a cuboid.
  • Some students should be able to find an unknown dimension of a cuboid when given its surface area.
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