Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Other


In this project, designed to be completed over 1 to 2 weeks, students will take on the role of a Product Packaging Manager, reporting to the CEO of the company of their choice. Students will select a product of their choice (XBox, PS3, iPhone, Android phone, Blackberry, iPod or other) and design a package for it, keeping in mind that the product must be kept safe and the box must be appealing to look at. The surface area and volume of the packaging will be calculated, as well as the cost of materials.


  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


surface area volume project boxes



Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
This resource has not yet been aligned.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-03-16.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This exercise has students designing and then costing out packages for familiar products, like a Wii, a cell phone, etc.The exercise requires some understanding of volume and surface area, tho that knowledge is only indirectly applied. Most of the effort will go into non-mathematical aspects like aesthetics and safety.

Not Rated Yet.

Non-profit Tax ID # 203478467