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In this 80-minute lesson plan designed for Math 8 (textbook: Math Makes Sense), students will use rulers to measure the surface areas of various boxes (cereal, juice, crackers etc.). Students will use the collaborative activity, assigned questions, and quiz to understand the relationship between the net of a prism and its surface area.


  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


rectangular prism surface area cardboard boxes



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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: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is a clear and interesting lesson/exercise on right triangular prisms. Students are led to observe prisms in real life, unwrap them into nets, then calculate surface area. It all hangs together.

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