Total Surface Area and Volume Investigation

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Total Surface Area and Volume Investigation

 

Students investigate possible surface areas given a fixed volume of a prism.

As learning progresses, they consider extending the surface area to infinity by considering non-integer lengths.

Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to calculate a total surface area when given a cuboid’s volume.
  • Most students should be able to calculate multiple total surface areas when given a fixed volume.
  • Some students should be able to calculate the multiple total surface areas when given a fixed volume of a compound prism.
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Volume and Surface Area

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